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Karsyn is the Conservation Program Manager at the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.

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Lobbying in D.C.: Land Trust Alliance 2023 Advocacy Days 

By Karsyn Kendrick / April 25, 2023
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Last week, Karsyn traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of Oregon land trusts during the Land Trust Alliance’s 2023 Advocacy Days.

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Action Alert: Advocate for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program

By Karsyn Kendrick / March 27, 2023
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Help secure critical funding for agricultural and ranch land conservation.

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Legislative Session: Two-Month Recap of Oregon’s Legislative Session

By Karsyn Kendrick / March 17, 2023

This legislative session has already seen movement on our top conservation priorities, so let’s take a look at where things are and what we expect for the rest of the session. 

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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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