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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

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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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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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Pacific Forest Trust is focused on the conservation of working forest lands, in partnership with private landowners, public agencies and communities, to keep forests and forests for their many public benefits. This photo is of a property in Lincoln County, Oregon where PFT has a working forest conservation easement with the Van Eck Forest Foundation. Photo Credit: PFT staff

A look back on Oregon’s 2019 legislative session

By Kelley Beamer / July 9, 2019
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Almost two weeks after Oregon’s tumultuous 80th legislative session came to a close, the dust is starting to settle. While there was significant policy action across interests, conservation did not fare as well in the process as we had hoped.

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Pine. Photo Credit: Jen Newlin

Cap and Invest—end of 2019 session and what you can do

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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Here’s a quick status on our HB 2020 (cap and invest climate change bill) legislative priority and how you can help! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

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Early dawn rises over the fields at Headwaters Farm. Photo credit Emma Browne. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Climate Bill Needs Your Help

By Kelley Beamer / March 27, 2019
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I am writing with an update on HB 2020- Oregon’s proposed cap and invest bill. The omnibus amendment package for HB 2020-31 was introduced on […]

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