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Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

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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McKenzie River Trust. Coyote Spencer Wetland Tim Giraudier - Beautiful Oregon

Press Release—Report: Land conservation crucial to combating climate change in Oregon

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / September 20, 2021
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A new report from the Oregon Global Warming Commission details how Oregon can increase the amount of carbon stored on natural and working lands, and thus meet its climate change goals. 

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Press release — “The Oregon I Am” map launches Earth Day

By Kelley Beamer / April 22, 2021
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“Many of their properties, or properties they’ve helped conserve, have been open to the public for years. But only now have they been compiled in one place.” – Kelley Beamer

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The Nature Conservancy. Table Rocks. Ben Herndon

Press release—Congress passes landmark bill to fund LWCF

By Kelley Beamer / July 22, 2020
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BREAKING NEWS: The House just passed the Great American Outdoors Act which fully and permanently funds LWCF!

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Arrowleaf balsamroot on the East Morraine

Press release—US Senate Passes Landmark Conservation Bill

By Torey Mill / June 17, 2020
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The Great American Outdoors Act clears the U.S. Senate, paving the way for passage in the House.

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