New video: climate action

Conservation is climate action

Breaking news: President Biden signs Executive Orders to address the climate crisis.

Today President Biden signed Executive Orders to address climate and environmental justice challenges and called for the protection of 30 percent of America’s lands and waters by 2030. We, and the LWCF coalition, applaud this action!

Watch our new climate video and download our new guide, to learn more about how nature is part of the climate solution.

Take action now:

Nature can help: We can help curb climate change by giving our natural world the support it needs to fight back. Here’s more:
Policy update: 
Natural climate solutions are a necessary part any comprehensive policy to address climate change and the time has never been more urgent.

  • NATIONAL: The new Biden Administration is doubling down to address climate change and conserving land and water is central to their Climate Justice Strategy: They want to protect 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030. (Estimates suggest only 12% are currently protected).

“Today is climate day at the White House,” said President Biden. “We’re talking about the health of our families, cleaner water and cleaner air.” 

  • OREGON: Governor Brown released Executive Order 20-04 calling on our natural resource agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a special directive for the role of natural and working lands. The Oregon Global Warming Commission is now taking this on and developing recommended state goals. This year, the Oregon Legislature will also consider several climate bills that call for urgent action in supporting clean energy, environmental justice and community health.

In this pivotal moment for our planet, we’re spreading the word: conservation is climate action!

Thank you!

Kelley Beamer
Executive Director, COLT

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Kelley Beamer

Kelley Beamer

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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