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EPA announces the largest investment ever in brownfields communities made by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda.
Wild Rivers Land Trust, received $1,940,000 to clean up the former Western States Plywood Mill in the Town of Port Orford.

Saying goodbye to a Legacy - Bill Bradbury

The Surfrider Foundation is pleased to announce that we have entered into a conceptual agreement that will restore access to Lighthouse Beach in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Surfrider is thankful that the property owners came to the table and have agreed to donate a portion of their property between Lighthouse Way and Lighthouse Beach to the Wild Rivers Land Trust, to be used for public access purposes in perpetuity. This is a first step towards a resolution. The path is currently closed, while details are being negotiated, including the specific path alignment that will be donated.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has approved seven grants that will permanently protect some of Oregon’s most important farm and ranch lands. The awards are the first round of funding from the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program which protects Oregon’s farm and ranch lands from fragmentation and conversion.
Wahl Ranch Conservation Easement – 775 acres in Port Orford, Oregon
Land Trust: Wild Rivers Land Trust
Products: Sheep
Grant Award: $2.7m
This easement protects a large family ranch and an ecologically critical piece of remarkable landscape for generations to come.

Tim Palmer, Port Orford author & photographer, writes about the beginnings of our Wild & Scenic Rivers system and provides insight for even more appreciation of these magnificent waterways.

The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts - COLT - produces this booklet annually to share and unify the latest news and information collected from all land trusts across Oregon. Wild Rivers Land Trust is proud to be a member of COLT and appreciates the support and encouragement they provide to all conservationists. Our united mission is to protect our natural world - water, wildlife and open spaces - for all people, forever.

The amount that Oregon has invested in oil, gas and coal companies — whose products are a leading cause of global warming — is probably far higher than $5.3 billion. That’s because the numbers that Divest Oregon obtained from the state treasury through a public records request do not include private equity investments, which are not subject to public disclosure.

The Klamath Tribes said the decision to release any water to about 1,000 farmers was “perhaps the saddest chapter yet in a long history of treaty violations."

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Art on the Land
Art on the Land

Art on the Land - a new event featuring four artists and their works representing Oregon Land Trusts. It's a Raffle/Fundraiser for the Chúush Fund celebrating people art and nature. Raffle begins Dec 2nd ends Dec 12th.

Bagley Creek Donation on the Elk River

This article and video was published by the Oregonian after In A Landscape's stupendous performances by Hunter Noack and his traveling Steinway piano at Shore Acres State Park. If you missed it this year you'll definitely want to watch for the schedule in 2022, as Hunter and his crew roam the Oregon terrain in search of wild places to combine classical music with the beautiful landscapes.

Summer 2021 mailer

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Join our virtual Awards Event with Photo Contest Winners on Feb 4th at 7:00pm

Wild Rivers Land Trust's newest conservation easement, Raven Ridge, donated by a local Gold Beach resident, will protect 40 acres of forest and wetland in perpetuity.

Our 2020 year-end letter to supporters - see what we have accomplished in an unprecedented year of ups and downs. Our thanks to all of you who support our conservation work, now and for the future of our irreplaceably wild southern Oregon coast.

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