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A creek in Elliott State Forest.

Coming Together to Protect Drinking Water on the Oregon Coast

By Michelle Smith, Water Project Manager / November 8, 2022
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COLT and several of members traveled to the Oregon Coast to join water providers, local government officials, federal and state agencies, and a host of other community partners to talk about protecting drinking water sources using land conservation tools.

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Oregon Land Justice Project: A Visit to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

By Anna-Liza Victory / August 16, 2022
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Last weekend, 27 land trust Delegates traveled to the central coast to visit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and attend the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow in Siletz, OR. 

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An aerial view of trees on Mt. Hood

What the Inflation Reduction Act means for land trusts

By Karsyn Kendrick / August 16, 2022
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This landmark bill brings in more than $369 billion for natural climate solutions, renewable energy, zero carbon transportation, clean manufacturing, and community resilience.

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Three firefighters practice traditional burning

Reclaiming Fire

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / August 5, 2022
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Indigenous fire practitioners, their families, and more than 10 community groups gathered at Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve outside of Eugene for a cultural burn training—an important fire management technique and traditional ecological practice used since time immemorial by Indigenous people in this region.

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Castro-Huerta v. Oklahoma SCOTUS ruling infringes on tribal sovereignty

By Anna-Liza Victory, Oregon Land Justice Project Coordinator / July 8, 2022
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The ruling, which goes against prior precedent, allows states to have jurisdiction where they previously had none: over crimes perpetrated towards Natives by non-Natives on tribal lands.

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Oregon Land Justice Project hosts visit to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

By Anna-Liza Victory, Oregon Land Justice Project Coordinator / June 9, 2022
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Over two and a half days, the Delegation spent time with several CTUIR leaders and staff, learning more about First Foods, water rights, and various other needs related to land access.

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