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Karsyn Kendrick is COLT's Conservation Program Manager.

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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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Press release—Oregon working lands receive historic investment

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / May 9, 2022
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that it will be awarding $6,765,000 to fund Oregon land protection projects

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Press release—Legislature approves $5 million to save Oregon farms

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 4, 2022
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A coalition of farmers, ranchers and conservation advocates praised the Oregon Legislature today for approving $5 million for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP) – the first appropriation to the program since it was signed into law in 2017. 

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Our priorities for the 2022 legislative session

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / February 1, 2022
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This year, we’re advocating for programs and policies that protect working farms and ranches and deepen Oregon’s investment in natural climate solutions.

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Oregon LWCF celebration Aug 20th

By Kelley Beamer / August 13, 2020
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Mark your calendars! Join Oregon leaders in celebrating the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (LWCF) on a Zoom video call on Aug 20 at noon, PST

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Oregon's Tom McCall

LWCF signed into law

By Kelley Beamer / August 4, 2020
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It’s an exciting morning! The Great American Outdoors Act was just signed into law! Watch our “thank you” video for more!

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