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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

Saving the West’s farmland -- Opinion

Conservation easements, a tool used in many states, are our preferred way to prevent agricultural land from being taken out of production.

Idaho’s Treasure Valley is a hotbed for residential and commercial real estate development. 33 more words


Oregon ranch balances conservation and cattle grazing 

It is no secret there can be tension between conservation interests and cattle grazing, but the owners of this Oregon ranch have found some common ground. 9 more words

Wallowa County

Senate committee approves Mt. Hood Land Bill

A bill seeking to resolve a protracted land dispute on Mount Hood found success in a Senate Committee last week, which will bring the matter to the Senate floor for a vote. 41 more words

U.S. Congress

Conservation easements must be interpreted to encourage cooperation not conflict

Private investment in environmental conservation is exploding, totaling more than $8 billion over the last decade. That will likely continue to grow. Industry recognizes that consumers are more environmentally sophisticated than they used to be. 626 more words

Fluvanna BOS Approves Conservation Easement - Removes 331 Residential Units; Approves Two New Zion X-Roads Industrial Operations

By. Bryan Rothamel, Field Officer

Fluvanna County’s once unpopular Poplar Ridge residential subdivision proposal is now officially dead.

During a February 15 meeting, the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a conservation easement for the property.  621 more words

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