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Kelsey is COLT's Communications Manager.

Doing Things in a Good Way: An Interview with Lindsay McClary

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / September 7, 2022
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In mid-August, COLT staff sat down with Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s newest At-Large Board Member, Lindsay McClary, for an interview to get to know more about her and her work.

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A woman and child gather roots.

Reconnecting to the Land, Culture, and Each Other

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / September 5, 2022
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In the Wallowa Valley, an annual traditional gathering is working to bring people together, heal historical trauma, and reconnect Indigenous people with their ancestral homelands. 

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Oregon Land Justice Project: A Visit to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

By Anna-Liza Victory / August 16, 2022
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Last weekend, 27 land trust Delegates traveled to the central coast to visit the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and attend the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow in Siletz, OR. 

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What the Inflation Reduction Act means for land trusts

By Karsyn Kendrick / August 16, 2022
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This landmark bill brings in more than $369 billion for natural climate solutions, renewable energy, zero carbon transportation, clean manufacturing, and community resilience.

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Three firefighters practice traditional burning

Reclaiming Fire

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / August 5, 2022
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Indigenous fire practitioners, their families, and more than 10 community groups gathered at Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve outside of Eugene for a cultural burn training—an important fire management technique and traditional ecological practice used since time immemorial by Indigenous people in this region.

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Protecting the Sagebrush Sea

By Kelsey Kuhnhausen / July 26, 2022
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Oregon Desert Land Trust secured 17,000 acres nestled among and between the Pueblo and Trout Creek mountains last year—offering unparalleled potential to build a connected, climate-resilient landscape linking more than one million acres of wildlife habitat.

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