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Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

Press release—Oregon Farms & Ranch Lands Receive Critical Investment This Session

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 13, 2024
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Oregon legislature approved $5.8M for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP), which will protect Oregon’s critical farm and ranch lands.

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Press release—Recreational Immunity Safeguarded in Oregon

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 11, 2024
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Lawmakers closed a critical loophole, safeguarding recreational immunity and ensuring that Oregonians will continue to have access to recreation.

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Press release—$10.7 million coming to Oregon to protect forest land

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / July 31, 2023
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A historic investment from the Forest Legacy Program will help protect more than 11,000 acres of working forest in Oregon

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Gabe Sheoships receives 2023 Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / July 18, 2023
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Cofounder of the Oregon Land Justice Project is one of eight Indigenous leaders recognized for their dedication and commitment

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Press release—Oregon legislature approves new $5 million fund to protect community drinking water

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / June 29, 2023
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Conservation groups are celebrating a big win in the Oregon legislature – a new $5 million fund that will help communities protect their source drinking water.

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Press release—NOAA grant helps secure culturally significant lands for The Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / May 4, 2023
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$2.01 million was awarded as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program

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