For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019
State Board Approves Administrative Rules For Oregon’s New Agricultural Heritage Program To Protect Important Farm And Ranch Lands.
Kelley Beamer, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts: 503-719-4732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nellie McAdams, Rouge Farm Corps: 971-409-6806, email@example.com
Dylan Kruse, Sustainable Northwest: 303-328-7524, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Williams, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, 503-986-0047, email@example.com
Today, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) approved the administrative rules for the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP), finalizing a new working lands protection grant program for the state. These rules were developed over the last year by the 11-member Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission, a diverse body of leaders from the agriculture and natural resource sectors. The OAHP is Oregon’s first voluntary grant program to help farmers and ranchers protect working lands and the fish and wildlife habitat they support.