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Kelley's our Executive Director for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts and has over 15 years of experience leading collaborative efforts that support conservation.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood

The Nature Conservancy. Table Rocks. Ben Herndon

Press release—Congress passes landmark bill to fund LWCF

By Kelley Beamer / July 22, 2020
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BREAKING NEWS: The House just passed the Great American Outdoors Act which fully and permanently funds LWCF!

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Arrowleaf balsamroot on the East Morraine

Press release—US Senate Passes Landmark Conservation Bill

By Torey Mill / June 17, 2020
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The Great American Outdoors Act clears the U.S. Senate, paving the way for passage in the House.

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Willow Springs by Kris Kristovich

Climate policy in Oregon—SB 1530

By Kelley Beamer / February 7, 2020
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We submitted testimony to the Oregon legislature in support of climate action and SB 1530—the carbon bill.

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Governor Kate Brown visits Deschutes Land Trust property

Press release—Governor Brown visits local land trust

By Kelley Beamer / October 18, 2019
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Governor Kate Brown and First Gentleman, Dan Little, visited Whychus Canyon Preserve with Deschutes Land Trust, Latino Outdoors and Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.

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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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