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Karsyn Kendrick is COLT's Conservation Program Manager

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How We’re Advocating for Land Trusts this Legislative Session

By Karsyn Kendrick / January 17, 2023
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For the next 160 days, COLT will be tracking bills and hearings in Salem that will protect working farm, ranch, and forest lands and increase funding for land acquisition. 

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Press release—Congress passes Integrity Act, halting abuse of federal conservation easement tax incentive

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 23, 2022
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This important bill safeguards tax incentives for private landowners who protect clean water, habitat and natural resources on private land.

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Press release—Spence Mountain protected thanks to Forest Legacy Program

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 19, 2022
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U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program helps secure 7,500 acres for people and wildlife in Southern Oregon

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A black-tailed deer stands in a wildflower meadow with a snowy mountain backdrop at the Land Trust’s conserved lands just outside The Dalles, Oregon. Photo by Brian Chambers Photography

Action Alert: Urge Oregon Leaders to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and the Easement Integrity Act

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 16, 2022
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Raise your voice for wildlife and conservation, and ask congress to pass RAWA and EIA.

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Opinion: The Tax Benefits of Land Conservation Are in Peril, But There is a Solution

By Kelley Beamer / December 6, 2022
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The permanent conservation easement tax incentive is a powerful tool that has helped tens of thousands of Americans conserve public values on private land. We must continue to protect it.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act means for land trusts

By Karsyn Kendrick / August 16, 2022
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This landmark bill brings in more than $369 billion for natural climate solutions, renewable energy, zero carbon transportation, clean manufacturing, and community resilience.

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