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Karsyn is COLT's Conservation Program Manager.

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Forest Legacy Program Protects Oregon’s Forest Lands

By Karsyn Kendrick / April 3, 2024
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Oregon is home to some of the world’s most productive forests. The Forest Legacy Program brings important funds for land trusts to help protect Oregon’s forest lands.

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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—$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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Central Oregon. Photo Credit: Lonnie Gorsline, Shutterstock

Our priorities for the 2022 legislative session

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / February 1, 2022
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This year, we’re advocating for programs and policies that protect working farms and ranches and deepen Oregon’s investment in natural climate solutions.

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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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Central Oregon. Photo Credit: Lonnie Gorsline, Shutterstock

OAHP—End of 2019 session, we need your help

By Kelley Beamer / June 4, 2019
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It’s the final push of the session and we need funding for policy solutions that protect OAHP—farm and ranch lands with high conservation value. Here’s how you can help.

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