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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

Pine. Photo Credit: Jen Newlin

Cap and Invest—end of 2019 session and what you can do

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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Here’s a quick status on our HB 2020 (cap and invest climate change bill) legislative priority and how you can help! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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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 Mike Running / 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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Early dawn rises over the fields at Headwaters Farm. Photo credit Emma Browne. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Climate Bill Needs Your Help

By Kelley Beamer / March 27, 2019
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I am writing with an update on HB 2020- Oregon’s proposed cap and invest bill. The omnibus amendment package for HB 2020-31 was introduced on […]

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