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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

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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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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The Nature Conservancy. Western Meadowlark

New data show Oregon has lost farmland every year since 1997

By Torey Mill / April 15, 2019
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For Immediate Release April 15, 2019 Oregon legislators need to step up and help save our farms Contact: Kelley Beamer, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: […]

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C2 Ranch. Photo Credit: Thomas Kirchen

OAHP to Ways and Means

By Gordon Levitt / March 27, 2019
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OAHP on to Ways & Means! Next steps Good afternoon Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program supporters, Exciting news! Yesterday, the House Committee on Agriculture and Land […]

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OWEB Approves OAHP Rules

By Kelley Beamer / January 15, 2019
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For Immediate Release January 15, 2019 State Board Approves Administrative Rules For Oregon’s New Agricultural Heritage Program To Protect Important Farm And Ranch Lands. Contact:Kelley […]

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