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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

On September 19, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the OAHP legislation, supporting working lands protections for our state’s farmers and ranchers. Pictured include Chief co-sponsors Rep. Brian Clem (center) and Rep. Brad Witt (fourth from right). The others pictured represent the key organizations who crafted the legislation: Jerome Rosa from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Kelley Beamer with the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, Meta Loftsgaarden with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Dylan Kruse with Sustainable Northwest, Mary Ann Cooper with the Oregon Farm Bureau, Jason Miner and Laurie Aunan with the Governor’s Office, and Jim Desmond from the The Nature Conservancy.

Governor Signs OAHP

By Kelley Beamer / September 25, 2017

Governor Kate Brown Signs Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program Salem, Oregon (September 19, 2017): At a signing ceremony today, Governor Kate Brown put her support behind […]

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OAHP Passes Legislature

By Kelley Beamer / July 7, 2017
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For Immediate Release July 07, 2017 Oregon’s First Voluntary Farm Protection Program Passes Legislature Today, the Oregon House and Senate passed a landmark bill launching […]

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