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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

by Nick Wagner

Wildfire news and ways to help

By Kelley Beamer / September 15, 2020
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Wildfires are raging across the state right now. Here are some fire resources and ways you can help.

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Fitton Green by Nick Wagner

Behind the lens with Nick Wagner

By Jen Newlin / August 18, 2020
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A look behind the scenes: Nick shares the story of getting the photo that graced the cover of our State of the Lands Report.

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Ponderosa pine at Metolius preserve by Tyler Roemer

Conservation is Climate Action

By Kelley Beamer / May 4, 2020
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New climate guide released Download your copy of COLT’s new guide, Conservation is Climate Action that highlights the importance of our lands and waters in […]

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Willow Springs by Kris Kristovich

Climate policy in Oregon—SB 1530

By Kelley Beamer / February 7, 2020
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We submitted testimony to the Oregon legislature in support of climate action and SB 1530—the carbon bill.

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Governor Kate Brown visits Deschutes Land Trust property

Press release—Governor Brown visits local land trust

By Kelley Beamer / October 18, 2019
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Governor Kate Brown and First Gentleman, Dan Little, visited Whychus Canyon Preserve with Deschutes Land Trust, Latino Outdoors and Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.

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Coho salmon. Rick Swart/Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife

Press release—Oregon brings home $15m for salmon

By Kelley Beamer / July 30, 2019
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The state of Oregon has secured $15 million for salmon habitat restoration projects throughout the state.

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