March 21, 2017: Going Farther,  MMT grants, and more


COLT’s weekly land trust news

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

Paddling near the Gail Achterman Wildlife Area, formerly Hayden Island, protected in 2015 by The Trust for Public Land. This photo accompanies a recent blog post about Gail by TPL.

Greetings everyone,

Besides an apology or two for delivering this “Monday” news tue-ya on a Tuesday, a few things first off:

  • Our latest legislative tracking sheet is available
    • One new bill we are tracking, HB 3321, would require certain nonprofits that receive state funding to abide by open meeting laws, public records laws, and other standards; this is quite concerning to COLT.
    • We have been speaking with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon about this (they are also more than concerned), and we will provide more information in coming weeks.
  • The Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program bill (HB 3249) is waiting for its first hearing to be scheduled before the House Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee. Tentatively, it is looking like Tuesday April 4th, but we will send more information out when it is confirmed.
  • NRCS Oregon will host a webinar for RCPP this coming Wednesday, March 22nd at 11am PST
    • On that same link you can find a recording of their previous webinar
  • Registration for our April 19th Conservation Law Forum is open (register soon!)
  • Finally, in case you missed it in last week’s news, the Garden Club of America devoted their Spring magazine entirely to land trusts in the US.
    • Among others, they feature the North Coast Land Conservancy, the McKenzie River Trust, the Friends of Columbia Gorge Land Trust, the Wallowa Land Trust, and the Greenbelt Land Trust.

Wishing you all a good week.

All the best,

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

2017 Legislative bills COLT is tracking

Our latest bill tracking spreadsheet as of March 15th.

Oregon Land Trust News

Going (growing) FartherColumbia Land Trust’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program expands to new cities in Clackamas County.

Upcoming grants and deadlines

New opportunities:

Upcoming opportunities

Upcoming webinars,
conferences and events

New events:

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Conservation job opportunities

New job openings:
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Other conservation news
and information

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Another cool before-and-after shot of Deschutes Land Trust’s Whychus Canyon Preserve.


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