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Alumni Profile: Manny Peralta

Meet Manny Peralta, who graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Manny also completed an associate degree in graphic design in 2017, and currently works at the California Department of Food and Agriculture as an agricultural technician. 619 more words

Pacific Union College

Farmers excited about program

A law passed by the Oregon Legislature this summer will help families keep their farms.

The Wallowa Land Trust, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Wallowa County landowners and residents to protect the rural nature of the country, and two Northeast Oregon farmers found this issue important enough to travel to Salem this spring in support of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program. 

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Oregon Legislature

Help Save the PUC Forest and Have a Delicious Snack Too!

PUC is on a quest to permanently protect, preserve, and manage over 850 acres of the college’s forestland by purchasing a conservation easement. The PUC Forest Fund was created to help raise money for the easement, and faculty, staff, students, and alumni have rallied around this effort. 1,350 more words

Pacific Union College

MY VOICE: Private funding meets needs

La Grande Observer’s Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Should landowners get federal tax breaks for environmental trust donations?”

In our growing and fast-changing world, opportunities to preserve scenic open space, protect wildlife habitat and safeguard natural resources for future generations are fleeting. 7 more words

Guest Opinion

Case of the Day - Monday, July 10, 2017


So you like your wild mountain property, with its clean, sparkling streams and majestic trees? You like to think that it will always look as pristine and undeveloped as it does right now. 1,452 more words

Family donates conservation easement to Wallowa trust

More than 50 acres of Wallowa Lake’s East Moraine was protected from development this spring, leaving more open space for wildlife and threatened plants.

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La Grande Observer

Zumwalt Prairie ranch sells development rights to nonprofit

The $2.6 million deal is the Nature Conservancy’s largest conservation easement in Oregon.

The owners of a 12,000-acre ranch on northeastern Oregon’s prime bunch grass prairie signed an agreement this spring relinquishing specific development rights into perpetuity while retaining the ability to raise livestock. 12 more words

Capital Press