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Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

Press release—Oregon Farms & Ranch Lands Receive Critical Investment This Session

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 13, 2024
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Oregon legislature approved $5.8M for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP), which will protect Oregon’s critical farm and ranch lands.

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Press release—Recreational Immunity Safeguarded in Oregon

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 11, 2024
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Lawmakers closed a critical loophole, safeguarding recreational immunity and ensuring that Oregonians will continue to have access to recreation.

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How We’re Advancing Land Conservation in the 2024 Short Session

By Karsyn Kendrick / January 23, 2024
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This short session, we are focused on policies and programs that sustain and increase funding for land conservation, through new and existing sources.

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Press release—$10.7 million coming to Oregon to protect forest land

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / July 31, 2023
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A historic investment from the Forest Legacy Program will help protect more than 11,000 acres of working forest in Oregon

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Legislative Wrap Up: Big Wins for the Environment and the Continued Fight for OAHP

By Karsyn Kendrick / June 30, 2023
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After an unpredictable and bumpy session, we are coming away with several wins for the environment and one big loss.

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Press release—Oregon legislature approves new $5 million fund to protect community drinking water

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / June 29, 2023
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Conservation groups are celebrating a big win in the Oregon legislature – a new $5 million fund that will help communities protect their source drinking water.

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