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Capital Press reports on grants for two Land Trust projects

May 01, 2023 by Nadia Kelem
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has awarded two grants for Land Trust projects at Aspen Valley Ranch in Crook County, and Pitchfork-T Ranch in Sisters.

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By George Plaven, Capital Press

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has awarded seven grants totaling more than $4.1 million for land protection agreements to protect working farms and ranches.

Funding comes from the state Agricultural Heritage Program, created by the Legislature in 2017. The program offers grants in four areas — protection agreements, succession planning, conservation management plans and technical assistance — intended to preserve farmland while simultaneously benefiting fish and wildlife.

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