Donate

Press Releases

Photo Credit: Russell Tomlin Photography

Browse by Category

Browse by Category

Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

Press release—Spence Mountain protected thanks to Forest Legacy Program

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / December 19, 2022
Categories: , , ,

U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program helps secure 7,500 acres for people and wildlife in Southern Oregon

Read More
Aerial of Wolfe Farm

Opinion: The Tax Benefits of Land Conservation Are in Peril, But There is a Solution

By Kelley Beamer / December 6, 2022
Categories: , ,

The permanent conservation easement tax incentive is a powerful tool that has helped tens of thousands of Americans conserve public values on private land. We must continue to protect it.

Read More

Press release—Oregon working lands receive historic investment

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / May 9, 2022
Categories: , , , ,

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

Read More
Aerial of Wolfe Farm

Press release—Legislature approves $5 million to save Oregon farms

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / March 4, 2022
Categories: , , , ,

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. 

Read More
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
Categories: ,

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. 

Read More

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

By Kelley Beamer / April 22, 2021
Categories: ,

“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

Read More