We are seeking your support as farmers, ranchers and vineyard owners!
A coalition of natural and working lands stakeholders are working hard to advance SB 1534, the Natural and Working Lands bill.
The bill sets the foundation for the creation of programs to increase carbon sequestration and resilience on Oregon’s natural and working lands, including agriculture. This bill will:
- Define Natural and Working Lands (NWL), establishing the policy direction to advance carbon sequestration and storage and resilience strategies.
- Create a NWL Advisory Group at the Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC).
- Direct Oregon State University to develop metrics, an NWL inventory, and a workforce and economic development study.
- Direct state agencies to report on metrics and the inventory.
More information, including the text of the bill and a factsheet about the bill, is here.
Farmers, ranchers and vineyard owners –
Would you be willing/able to add your farm/ranch/vineyard to this sign-on letter from Oregon’s farmers and ranchers? The letter will be submitted as testimony at a public hearing and used in communication with legislators.
If so, please use this sign-on form to indicate that you would like to sign-on, by end of the day Sunday February 6th.
If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact Megan Kemple, Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network firstname.lastname@example.org 541-342-1537
Natural & Working Lands and Waters Bill: SB 1534
The bill lays the foundation for the creation of programs to increase carbon sequestration and resilience on Oregon’s natural and working lands.
Full text of the bill and any proposed amendments are posted here: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1/Measures/Overview/SB1534