Connecting Land and Community

From the Cascades to the Kettles, Canada to the Columbia, Okanogan Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization connecting people to the land and conserving and sustaining our working farms and ranches, wildlife habitats, and water resources for generations to come.

Latest Announcements and Events

Derek and Noreen Olma

August 2018

Wenatchee World Article 

Olma Family Chooses to Keep Land in Agriculture

The Wenatchee World recently published an article about one or our ranching families and their decision to place conservation easements on their properties!


Link to the full article here.  


PDF version available here.




Butterflies

July 2018

Butterfly Tour in the Sinlahekin

Join Okanogan Land Trust for a Butterfly Tour in the Sinlahekin with Caitlin LaBar on July 7, 2018.


This is a FREE event but space is limited. RSVP by calling (509) 557-6306 or emailing info@okanoganlandtrust.org


Visit Caitlin LaBar's blog at  northwestbutterflies.blogspot.com.


Thank you to Tom Reichner for the beautiful close up butterfly photos.


Crazy Politics

May 2018

OkaKnowledgy - Crazy Politics

Okanogan Land Trust presents Dr. Cornell Clayton with "Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America." The lecture will focus on the historical roll of populism and paranoid thinking in American politics. Presented in conjunction with Humanties Washington.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Okanogan PUD Auditorium

1331 2nd Ave N., Okanogan, Washington 98840

Learn more about Cornell Clayton and this lecture at:
https://www.humanities.org/speaker/cornell-clayton-2/

 

Beverages and light refreshments will be available.

This is the fourth and final installment of our OkaKnowledgy speaker series. Show your support and help us bring more events to the Okanogan in the future!


Water Scarcity

April 2018

OkaKnowledgy - Water Scarcity

Okanogan Land Trust presents Rachel Cardone with "H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World." The lecture will focus on the impacts of water scarcity on a local and global level then explore a change in approach to how we manage water.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Esther Bricques Winery

42 Swanson Mill Rd

Oroville, WA 98844

Learn more about Rachel Cardone and this lecture at:
https://www.humanities.org/speaker/rachel-cardone/

  

Beverages and light refreshments will be available.

This is the third in a 4-part OkaKnowledgy speaker series. More events coming throughout the Spring!


March 2018

Spring Forward Celebration

Join us to celebrate our 16th birthday and the coming of spring.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sitzmark Ski Lodge, 2080 Havillah Road, Tonasket

  • Food and drink (Ole Swede Cider!)
  • Silent auction
  • Live music
  • Altai Ski demonstrations
  • Children's activities

Although the ski lift will not be running, you can enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, conditions permitting. Bring your own gear or rent theirs.

Music and History of the Fur Trade

February 2018

OkaKnowledgy - Hank Cramer

Okanogan Land Trust presents Hank Cramer for a night of music and history at the Okanogan PUD Auditorium. Come and learn about the fur trade and early explorers in North Central Washington.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Okanogan PUD Auditorium

1331 2nd Ave N., Okanogan, Washington 98840


Beverages and light refreshments will be available.

This is the first in a 4-part OkaKnowledgy speaker series. More events coming throughout the Spring!



Geology of the Okanogan

March 2018

OkaKnowledgy - Geology of the Okanogan

(NEW! Download Presentation - PDF 8MB)

Dr. Ralph Dawes of Wenatchee Valley College presents a lecture on the Geology of the Okanogan.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Okanogan Grange

305 Tyee St, Okanogan, Washington 98840

Learn more about Ralph Dawes at:
https://www.wvc.edu/about/faculty-directory/ralph-dawes.html


Beverages and light refreshments will be available.

This is the second in a 4-part OkaKnowledgy speaker series. More events coming throughout the Spring!



Recent News

December 2017

2017 Year-End Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news and happenings! Click here to download a PDF version, or contact us if you would like a print copy sent to you.

December 2016

2016 Year-End Newsletter

After an extended hiatus, The OLT Newsletter is back! Click here to download a PDF version, or contact us if you would like a print copy sent to you.

April 2016

Poems of the Okanogan

The OLT community gathers annually to share poems about the area we love. (See Community Conservation for more about this event.) The words and verse of our OLT poets are now available!

February 2015

Common Ground - Midwinter Newsletter

Read it online, here; or open the PDF-print version.
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May 2015

Common Ground - Spring Newsletter

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January 2015

Common Ground - Special Announcement

Meet our new executive director, Thom Woodruff!

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December 2014

Common Ground - Winter Newsletter

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September 2014

Common Ground - Autumn Newsletter

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May 2014

OLT Joins Working for Wildlife Coalition

The OLT joins efforts with the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and a variety of other organizations, to maintain and enhance the synergy between open spaces (e.g., rangeland) and the abundant wildlife contributing to our quality of life.

Learn more about the Working for Wildlife initiative.

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