July 10, 2017: OAHP passes, Legislative wrap up, and more

COLT’s weekly land trust news

Monday July 10th, 2017

Hello folks,

Well, with the 2017 Legislative Session now behind us, we can catch our breath a bit, look back on what we accomplished, and get ready for the work ahead.

We put together a brief synopsis on our website of this legislative session, highlighting some of the key bills that were passed or deferred. You can read this update here. Particularly given the budgetary situation and political priorities this session, COLT is very pleased of all that we as a community were able to accomplish.

Along with the bills listed in the above link, the Oregon Legislature also included $24 million in lottery funds for OSU Extension to administer a statewide Outdoor School program for its first two years. $24 million less than the full $44 million Outdoor School supporters had originally expected after Measure 99 passed in 2016. However, it likely will take two years before schools across Oregon are fully ready to participate in the program.

In other COLT-related news, we will be sending out invites to our upcoming Conservation Law Forum on August 16th later this week. So stay tuned for that as well.

Ok, onto this week’s land trust news!

All the best,

Mike Running
Communication and Outreach Manager
See past weekly news from COLT

Check out our end of session wrap-up

Oregon Land Trust News

NCLC’s Stewardship director Melissa Reich is all too happy to help eradicate Policeman’s helmet along the coast.

Upcoming grants and deadlines

Upcoming opportunities

Upcoming webinars,
conferences and events

Upcoming events:

Great shot of a Barn Owl by Columbia Land Trust’s Susie Peterson, part of the land trust’s #FearlessNature social media campaign

Conservation job opportunities

New job opportunities:
Current job opportunities: 
  • The Oregon Association of Conservation Districts is looking for their next executive director (Salem) – deadline is July 14th
  • The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is looking for their executive director (Neskowin) – deadline July 16th
  • Inland Northwest Land Trust is looking for their next executive director (Spokane) – open until filled
  • Pacific Forest Trust is hiring for their Conservation and Stewardship Director (San Francisco) – open until filled

Other conservation news
and information

Current articles:

Articles from the previous week’s news:

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