State of the Lands report 2017/18

Photo by Megan Zabel Holmes.

Stories from our 2017/18 report include:

While confronting wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust put community needs first and suspended its own fundraising in favor of soliciting donations—over $46,000—on behalf of Hood River Search and Rescue.

To ensure that biodiversity is conserved in a changing climate, scientists at The Nature Conservancy in Oregon assessed and mapped “nature’s stage” and then administered grants, nearly $2 million awarded so far, that invest in protecting these resilient lands throughout Oregon.

The path of totality for the August 2017 solar eclipse cut a swath across the middle of Oregon, from the northern coast to the Columbia Plateau. Where to watch? Some people headed to informal skywatch parties on land trust properties such as Greenbelt Land Trust’s Bald Hill Farm outside of Corvallis.

Read the State of the Lands 2017/2018 Report

Mike serves as the part-time Administrative Coordinator for COLT (among other duties). Mike graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Political Science in 1999, then a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning in 2002 also from U of O.

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