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

- Blog

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

- Blog

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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National Land Trust Census released

- Blog

Land trusts have protected over 866,000 acres in Washington, according to the 2015 National Land Trust Census Report.

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Round up for conservation

- Blog

You can now round up your digital spare change to support the Washington Association of Land Trusts! It’s never been easier to join us in strengthening Washington’s land trusts.
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Explore our new website

- Blog

Learn about why we’re so excited about our new website – and get involved. Our website is a hub for conservation resources for our member land trusts and the public.
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Speak up for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

- Blog

A provision in the federal Energy Bill — currently being negotiated — would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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