Office closed indefinitely

Meet our “coworkers” and sharing more resources

We wanted to update you that our offices are closed indefinitely—until we know more about the impacts of the health crisis. We’re working remotely and one thing I’ve also really appreciated during this time is the opportunity to see more of the extended COLT family and our “coworkers” at home. 

COLT remote working

Above: Meet my kids, Torey’s pup Supai (sporting a COLT hat, of course), Katie and her husband, Nancy and her grandkids, Michelle and her dog Minam (named after a river in Wallowa County) and even Jen’s cat curled up during a conference call.

While the world has changed drastically, COLT’s work and mission remain the same—we serve and strengthen the land trust community in Oregon. Last week COLT hosted a remote meeting with over 60 participants from the Oregon land trust community. We were joined by Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, who shared a special hour of conversation with us.

At COLT our goal is to serve you and want to hear how we can best support you during this time. We encourage you to take care of yourselves, each other and our communities and to keep supporting nonprofits, like our members, local businesses and others impacted by the health crisis. We also know getting outside is a solace for many of us at this time. We’ve been taking walks as a family and see many others doing the same. Please remember that many trails are now closed to the public and the recommended social distancing is still in effect, even in the great outdoors.

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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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