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State of the Lands 2020 Released!

Enjoy our 2020 State of the Lands report!

Each year this report wraps its arms around the work of Oregon’s land trusts and the story of how our members support communities. We continue to do that in evolving times. The 2020 State of the Lands report is our 2019 annual report and reflection of the inspiring work across the state. Thanks to over 100 of you who joined our virtual launch party on June 24!

View our report online!

State of the Lands 2020 cover
State of the Lands 2020 cover

Featured stories:

  • Headwaters Farm—the story of where farmers, like Emily Cooper, get their start. The farm is a 60-acre incubator property and program owned by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD). They lease land, equipment and other resources to experienced farmers who don’t have a direct path into farm business ownership.
  • Transferring properties to Oregon Tribes—the story of the opportunity to do something special—twice. The Nature Conservancy in Oregon transferred ancestral lands back to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in the form of the Dunstan Homestead and Noble Oaks Preserves.
  • Owens Farm—the story of a cross-sector partnership for universal access trails. Greenbelt Land Trust is partnering with visionaries and health leaders on a vision for a landscape that is accessible to all—supporting the diversity of needs for mental and physical health and wellbeing, while protecting unique native species and habitats.
  • Protecting wildlife migration routes—the story of Oregon Desert Land Trust‘s work to protect critical sagebrush properties and Helen Harbin’s “vacation” in Eastern Oregon, assessing fence lines to see where and if pronghorn antelope could cross.

You’ll also find news about:

  • Wild Rivers Land Trust‘s work to host climate conversations in their community
  • Trust for Public Land‘s work on a community forest outside Ashland
  • A brand new land trust—Oregon Agricultural Trust
  • How a monarch butterfly released by Deschutes Land Trust was spotted in California
  • Western Rivers Conservancy acquired critical property along the John Day River
  • How rural students will benefit from a scholarship fund established from the sale property to McKenzie River Trust
  • How nine photographers volunteered their time to capture new images of Oregon
  • A new partnership raising millions for climate-resilient lands
  • The protection of Wallowa’s East Moraine

Want your own printed copy of the new report? Great! Just let us know and we’ll happily mail one your way.

You can also enjoy reports from previous years! 

For the last decade, Jen's worked in storytelling and creative strategy for conservation causes—and she's our communications director at COLT.

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” - Albus Dumbledore in JK's Rowling's 6th book in the Harry Potter series.

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