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On September 19, 2017, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the OAHP legislation, supporting working lands protections for our state’s farmers and ranchers. Pictured include Chief co-sponsors Rep. Brian Clem (center) and Rep. Brad Witt (fourth from right). The others pictured represent the key organizations who crafted the legislation: Jerome Rosa from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Kelley Beamer with the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, Meta Loftsgaarden with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Dylan Kruse with Sustainable Northwest, Mary Ann Cooper with the Oregon Farm Bureau, Jason Miner and Laurie Aunan with the Governor’s Office, and Jim Desmond from the The Nature Conservancy.

Governor Signs OAHP

By Kelley Beamer / September 25, 2017
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Governor Kate Brown Signs Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program Salem, Oregon (September 19, 2017): At a signing ceremony today, Governor Kate Brown put her support behind […]

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Reps. Witt and Buehler join OAHP partners at the June 22, 2017 Lobby Day

2017 Oregon Legislative Session Wrap Up

By Kelley Beamer / July 10, 2017
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End of 2017 Oregon Legislative Session Update (July 10, 2017) The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session ended with many successes for the land trust community. Since the […]

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OAHP Passes Legislature

By Kelley Beamer / July 7, 2017
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For Immediate Release July 07, 2017 Oregon’s First Voluntary Farm Protection Program Passes Legislature Today, the Oregon House and Senate passed a landmark bill launching […]

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2016 State of the Lands. Deschutes Land Trust

State of the Lands report 2016

By Mike Running / April 28, 2017
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Stories from our 2016 report include: The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s substantial community support to protect the Heart of the Rogue. The McKenzie River Trust […]

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Lower Nehalem Community Trust received funding to acquire the 33-acre Botts Marsh in Tillamook County.

OWEB Funds Three Key Properties

By Kelley Beamer / April 26, 2017
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Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board votes to protect over 6,800 acres of ecologically significant land in Oregon Salem, Oregon: At their April board meeting on Wednesday […]

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Oregon Conservation Law Forum 2017

By Mike Running / April 1, 2017
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About The Oregon Conservation Law Forums are educational programs for attorneys with land trusts, public agencies and law firms to learn, discuss and help shape land conservation law […]

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