Working to protect Oregon for future generations.
West Moraine of Wallowa Lake; photo by the Wallowa Land Trust.
Dear friend of conservation:
As a new mom of two small children, I am concerned about the future of Oregon. I want my independent 2 year-old Finnea, and her 6 month-old brother Connor, to explore the same trails and forests that I’ve enjoyed across the state.I want them to feel the same sense of awe while perched atop the bluffs of the Columbia River Gorge or fishing the cold, clear waters of the McKenzie River.
With increasing challenges like population growth, climate change and a growing divide between people and nature, the work of Oregon's land trusts has never been more important.
Private land conservation, however, remains a ‘back seat’ issue for most decision makers, and public funding for natural resource protection is at an all-time low. COLT is the voice to change this.
We work to ensure that the programs land trusts rely on are funded, the laws we need are upheld, and that Oregonians value how land trusts help protect the state we love.
Please help us continue to grow the land trust movement in Oregon by making an end-of-year donation today. Your investment in COLT serves all Oregonians.
As Finnea and Connor sleep soundly in their beds, I breathe a sigh of relief. I know that we, together as Oregonians, will not fail our future generations. We will continue to take a stand for this beautiful place that we call home.
Wishing you and all in your life a warm, happy and joyful holiday season. We look forward to working hard for Oregon in 2017!