Washington pushing back on proposed federal conservation cuts

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  The President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget, released in late May, throws federal conservation funding into a high level of uncertainty. The administration’s budget proposal cuts many conservation funding programs. However, Congress will make the final decision on the 2018 budget. Congress’ 2017 spending bill, which was broadly positive for conservation programs, gives hope…
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A letter home from camp

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  Looking out across a room of 175 of the Northwest’s most dedicated conservationists, brought together by this year’s Land Camp to build networks and expertise, the word on everyone’s lips was hope. This was the 5th biannual Northwest Land Camp, hosted in partnership by Washington Association of Land Trusts and the Coalition of Oregon…
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Five Land Trust properties perfect for weekday hikes

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  Summer is here! And that means Washington is enjoying some of the longest days of the year. Even after the work day, there are still several hours of sunlight before dusk settles in. With this warm summer sun and long, slow evenings, what better to do than sneak in an extra weekday hike? Here…
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Welcome to Claire Fox, our new staff

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We are excited to share the great news that we have brought on Claire Fox as our new Outreach and Development Coordinator. Claire recently moved to Seattle from North Carolina, and has happily put down roots in Washington. She holds a B.A. from Dickinson College and Master of Environmental Management and Master of Forestry degrees…
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Okanogan Land Trust conserves Olma ranch in the Okanogan Highlands

- In the News

Source: Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune

An article by the Okanogan Valley’s Gazette-Tribune shares the story of the Olma family, highland cattle ranchers who decided to permanently protect their family ranch through an agricultural conservation easement.
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$451 Million Secured for Puget Sound Restoration

- In the News

Source: San Juan Islander

The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project will receive $451 million from the federal government for Puget Sound restoration, as part of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.
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“Keystone acquisition” by Forterra in South Puget Sound

- In the News

Source: Seattle Times

The Seattle-based land trust Forterra just secured protection of 17.6 acres of shoreline habitat on the picturesque Anderson Island of Pierce County. The Seattle Times called it a “keystone acquisition” by the land trust to help “preserve core ecological and recreation values in Puget Sound, even as the region grows.”
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$14.6 million awarded for salmon recovery efforts

- In the News

New funds further salmon recovery efforts spearheaded by land trusts across the state.
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Protecting Farms, Forests, and Fish in Chimacum

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The Olympic Peninsula holds onto its local economy and farming heritage in Chimacum, with the help of the Jefferson Land Trust
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Connecting the Community to Conservation

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Community Conservation is a method of approaching conservation that includes a diversity of communities in the experiences and benefits of conservation.
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