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Together. For Oregon's Land.

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Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

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.

Make a contribution to COLT today
COLT is about raising the profile of private, voluntary conservation
COLT is at the table with state agencies, foundations and elected officials to share the power of land conservation as a community tool.

COLT is about showing our collective impact
Each year, COLT produces an annual State of the Lands report to show our collective impact through numbers and illustrative stories of how land trusts make a positive impact in our communities. 

COLT is growing the pie for conservation
COLT has been a key player in developing the proposed Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program, a needed tool in Oregon to support the permanent protection of our agricultural lands.

COLT is the convener of all things land trust in Oregon
From our weekly land trust news to our conservation law forums, COLT provides critical services to the land trust community throughout the state.

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!

With gratitude,

Kelley Beamer
Executive Director

P.S. We are grateful for your support of private, voluntary conservation in Oregon.


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