Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts

  • Protecting the Sagebrush Sea

    By Kelsey Kuhnhausen October 26

    “[We see] unparalleled potential to build a connected, climate-resilient landscape linking more than one million acres of wildlife habitat." — Oregon Desert Land Trust

  • Reclaiming fire: Indigenous-led cultural burning training brings healthy fire back to the land

    By Kelsey Kuhnhausen October 11

    “Because my tribe was displaced from our ancestral lands…we had to reclaim our knowledge of how fire was used by our people and relearn what it means to work with it.” — Jessica Douglas, member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

  • How a map helped create community

    By Kelsey Kuhnhausen August 10, 2021

    This past year, we've yearned for ways to connect with each other and the natural world. In April, the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts along with our 30 members across the state helped forge new connections by launching The Oregon I Am campaign. It invites people to connect with their favorite Oregon places — including those they have yet to discover.

  • How fire season gave me perspective

    By Owen Wozniak October 21, 2020

    I spent my Labor Day weekend enjoying a riverside campsite on Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon. It was a perfect late-summer weekend with blue skies and just a touch of autumn in the air. But on our final morning, the blue skies disappeared in the unmistakable haze of wildfire smoke.