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Pacific Forest Trust is focused on the conservation of working forest lands, in partnership with private landowners, public agencies and communities, to keep forests and forests for their many public benefits. This photo is of a property in Lincoln County, Oregon where PFT has a working forest conservation easement with the Van Eck Forest Foundation. Photo Credit: PFT staff

A look back on Oregon’s 2019 legislative session

By Kelley Beamer / July 9, 2019
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Almost two weeks after Oregon’s tumultuous 80th legislative session came to a close, the dust is starting to settle. While there was significant policy action across interests, conservation did not fare as well in the process as we had hoped.

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The Wetlands Conservancy. Wetland Reflection by Mike Annes

Wetlands bill—action needed today

By Kelley Beamer / June 24, 2019
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Wetlands need your help! Oregon’s HB 2436B is headed to House floor. Take action today.

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Wild Rivers Land Trust. Chetco River.

Recreation—end of session 2019, update on Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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The Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund bill (HB 2829) allocates funding to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy and we support this bill.

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Pine. Photo Credit: Jen Newlin

Cap and Invest—end of 2019 session and what you can do

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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Here’s a quick status on our HB 2020 (cap and invest climate change bill) legislative priority and how you can help! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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Central Oregon. Photo Credit: Lonnie Gorsline, Shutterstock

OAHP—End of 2019 session, we need your help

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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It’s the final push of the session and we need funding for policy solutions that protect OAHP—farm and ranch lands with high conservation value. Here’s how you can help.

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Faces of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program – Jim Bob Collins

By Gordon Levitt / April 26, 2019
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Nearly 200 miles away from the hubbub of the State Capitol, Jim Bob Collins runs an 18,000+ acre cattle ranch near Mitchell, Oregon. Table Mountain […]

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