Category Archives: Stories

Listening to our Community

It is not often that you get to gather a group of people with no connection to each other, for a conversation, and listen to them talk.  Over the past 6 weeks, The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT) and its member land trusts have done just that.  It was an opportunity to listen and

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We Found Them All, Now What?

If you’ve never buckled into a pair of waders and tried to walk through a mosaic of deep channels and 10 foot tall cattails, it may be hard to imagine what it’s like to find a beaver dam. It’s often not easy to see past your nose while pushing back brush. This year 23 volunteers

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Wetlands & Wellies Thank You!

Over 200 people gathered for Wetlands & Wellies 2018. Sun, changing leaf color and above average temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for 7 Wetlands & Wellies wetland tours ranging from Sauvie Island floodplain, Crystal Creek at Westmoreland Park and the Orange Line of Trimet. After a quick wardrobe change from wellies to party clothes over 200

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Finding Summer Lake

“It’s a beautiful remote setting where you can truly relax and possibly even see cowboys herding cattle down the road.” Susan Ellis, 2016 Wetlands & Wellies auction winner It is a long drive, but Summer Lake does not disappoint as a destination. Located 2 hours south of Bend, in what is fondly called the Oregon

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