Here at the Conservancy, we've been working hard to line up a year of events and outings that speak to (a) our mission of conservation AND (b) your feedback. We hope we've accomplished both! Take a look at our upcoming calendar, and be sure to stay posted for more details as each event draws nearer.
Calling all landowners:
Have you been considering protecting your land for future generations? Has this been on your mind for weeks/ months/ years? Well, there's no time like the present! We here at Blue Mountains Conservancy are stepping our conservation into high gear in 2017, and we need your help if we are going to succeed.
Not only is there power in cooperation between landowners like you and land trusts like us, there is power in information! We hope to provide you with both.
If you have always wondered how exactly conservation easements work or how to initiate a donated or purchased easement, now is the time to find out! We are pleased to announce that Nancy Duhnkrack will present "Conservation Options for Landowners" on Thursday, May 18th, in La Grande. (More details TBA.)
Nancy is a 1985 graduate of Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. She retired in 2014 as Staff Attorney/Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after 20 years at the Court. She was an Adjunct Professor at the law school from 1990-2010 and is a frequent speaker on conservation easement design and enforcement. Nancy coordinates the pro bono program for the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts (COLT) and provides pro bono legal advice to COLT for its members.
Admission will be free but, as always, donations are gladly accepted.
A few months back, the Land Trust Alliance sponsored a contest wherein participants could submit 2-minute videos in a fill-in-the-blank answer to the question, "Land is My...". The winner was promised a certain grand prize, plus $10,000 for the land trust of their choice. Blue Mountains Conservancy was proud to have not one but TWO submissions, and, though neither video ended up being chosen as the official winner, they are each lovely in their own right. We are all busy, but you won't regret taking two minutes out of your day to watch "Land is My Thread," by Jackie Cupples, or "Land is My Time Machine," by Sarah Steele. Enjoy!
"Are you feeling tired, irritable, stressed-out?" Watch this video for the perfect prescription!
Blue Mountains Conservancy
Dedicated to promoting stewardship of private and public lands for the preservation of the rural character and natural legacy of NE Oregon.