For park planners, creative compromise is par for the course

From The Trust for Public Land blog | July 8, 2016 | Original post here The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one. When the owner of the 18-hole golf course in Portland’s Cully neighborhood first proposed selling  Continue Reading »

Potential lava field sale worries neighbors near Newberry monument

Arnold Irrigation District has an offer from rock quarry owner By Hayley Sanchez / The Bulletin – original source article Published Jun 15, 2016 at 12:05AM / Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 05:45PM The Arnold Irrigation District is interested in selling a lava field in Deschutes River Woods, worrying neighbors about who might buy it.  Continue Reading »

Two Pacific Northwest community forests among highest ranked Community Forest Program grant awardees

News Release — For Immediate Release June 15, 2016 Contacts: Hannah Clark, Washington Association of Land Trusts (206) 294-1696 Jay McLaughlin, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (509) 364-4110 Mike Running, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (503) 719-4732 Portland, OR — Today, three northwest non-profit coalitions applauded the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement of grant  Continue Reading »

A family legacy

Thurston Hills Natural Area & Community Forest The Trust for Public Land Springfield, Oregon Forested land arcing around the city of Springfield will now stay that way forever. “It’s a heck of a lot better than the alternative,” said Hugh Gray. Gray’s great-great-grandfather—an explorer and scout for wagon trains—homesteaded the property more than 150 years ago.  Continue Reading »

10,000 acres of Lower Deschutes now in wildlife area

  October 2015 – It’s official: There are now 10,000 more acres to hunt and view wildlife at the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area. Hunt for deer, elk, pheasant, quail, chukar and huns and view sheep, eagles, passerines, Lewis’ woodpecker, and Sagebrush lizard. Or take a hike from trails out of Oak Canyon, Beavertail, and Ferry  Continue Reading »

Coalition closer to purchase on moraine

Rocky Wilson — Wallowa County Chieftain February 16, 2015 Courtesy photo/Anette Christoffersen Horseback riders on the East Moraine. If Congress reauthorizes the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, preservationists are positioned for grant funding that would purchase more than half of the moraine. An effort to permanently protect the East Moraine of Wallowa Lake from development, an  Continue Reading »

Great land trust meeting with Sen. Ron Wyden

On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 23 people from Oregon’s land trust community representing 12 different organizations, along with key business leaders in Oregon, met with our state’s senior Senator, Ron Wyden. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts had requested the meeting with the Senator to thank him for all his efforts to support conservation in  Continue Reading »