The Oregon I Am—2021
"The Oregon I Am"
The Oregon I Am is an 8 minute mosaic featuring more than 50 stories of connection, appreciation, and adventure from across the state. It's a tribute to the people who live here and what Oregon represents for us all—the memories, moments, dreams, sounds, smells and more. The Oregon we are is an Oregon of us.
This film was created as part of the Oregon I Am campaign, which invites us all to connect to the land and each other, to rediscover this place, and to discover a way to explore this beautiful state.
The Oregon I Am, beer—2021
"The Oregon I Am"—beer!
“The Oregon I Am” beer series is brought to you by 30 conservation nonprofits and 8 Oregon breweries—celebrating a new illustrated map of 81 outdoor places you can visit!
Go behind the scenes with the Crux Fermentation Project making their new "Experimental India Pale Ale"—when they took their roving coolship to Deschutes Land Trust’s Camp Polk Meadow Preserve and fermented the beer with both the open air and a Norwegian yeast strain.
Conservation is Climate Action
Conservation is Climate Action
Climate change. It's happening. And we all need to act. Luckily, nature is poised to help fight back. The act of conserving nature is a climate action. We can help curb the climate crisis by taking care of our natural world. Watch this short (3 min) video with six examples.
TAKE ACTION NOW:
- Speak out: Tell your elected officials to prioritize conservation
- Vote: Cast your ballot in favor of policies that protect Oregon’s land
- Volunteer: Contact your local land trust to get involved
- Contribute: Support the work of your land trust to help fight the climate crisis
Video by filmmaker Brady Holden, with narration by Maryam Tu and Hugh Morrison, produced and written by Jen Newlin for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.
What we're grateful for—2020
What we're grateful for
It's been quite a year. But there's still so much to be grateful for. Enjoy this short (2 min) video with land trust voices from across Oregon.
Video by filmmaker Brady Holden, edited by Rachel Bracker and produced by Jen Newlin for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.
LWCF passed into law!
Thank you from Oregon—Great American Outdoors Act/LWCF
From the conservation community across Oregon, thank you for passing the Great American Outdoors Act! In a historic moment on August 4, the president signed the bill into law, fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)—our nation’s longstanding and most important program for protecting our special lands and waters.
This is a huge victory for Oregon land trusts and conservation work nationwide and we’re grateful for everyone’s support, from community advocates to elected officials. A special thank you to Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon's entire Congressional Delegation who all voted 'yes' for the bill.
Video by filmmaker Brady Holden and produced by Jen Newlin for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.
Wild Possibilities film
What’s a land trust? Journey across Oregon to hear five inspiring stories that answer that question—in their own ways.
Enjoy the full film (above, 11 min) and our vignette shorts (below, ~1 min each).
Videos by filmmaker Brady Holden, produced by Catherine Waterston, Land Trust Alliance, and Jen Newlin for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.
The sizzle reel
The documentary film, Wild Possibilities, showcases natural wonders around the state and stories of five local land trusts. By filmmaker Brady Holden, the 11-minute film is sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance and COLT and supported by a generous grant from Meyer Memorial Trust. We hope you enjoy the full film and the accompanying vignette shorts, too!
Wild Possibilities—In the Wild
NEWS—Wild Possibilities announced as an official selection of the Oregon Coast Film Festival in Coos Bay, Oregon. (Event Jan 25-26, 2020)
NEWS—Wild Possibilities announced as an official selection of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2020in Nevada City, CA. (Event Jan 16-20, 2020)
NEWS—Wild Possibilities announced as an official selection of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York. (Event Oct 17-27, 2019)
PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT—The Multnomah County Library launched a book list inspired by the film Wild Possibilities. Explore Oregon authors and find your new favorite nature read!
NEWS—Wild Possibilities wins "Best Documentary" award at the 2019 Clatskanie International Film Festival.
PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT—Wild Possibilities highlighted in the film showcase at The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society National Conference, in Reno NV. (Event Sept 29-Oct 3, 2019)