The Central Coast Land Conservancy (CCLC) recently received a grant from Pacific Coast Joint Venture to create the position of Coordinator. Carla Perry of Newport has been selected to fill that position.
Carla Perry, a resident of Newport, is the founder of the nonprofit organization Writers On The Edge and the Nye Beach Writers’ Series. She served as a volunteer director of the organization from inception in 1997 through 2010, for which she was awarded an Oregon Book Award and the Governor’s Art Award for the quality and longevity of the Writers’ Series and for her outstanding commitment to Oregon’s literary community. She is the owner of Dancing Moon Press, a full-service book publishing company. She will use her experience and skills in program development and fundraising to assist the Central Coast Land Conservancy in these areas. Her work will result in more strategic conservation easements and land acquisitions.
The Central Coast Land Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Its purpose is to hold and manage for the benefit of the public, in perpetuity, lands that constitute the natural heritage of Tillamook, Lincoln, and western lane counties. Its goal is to acquire title to, or obtain conservation easements over lands that form wildlife habitats, lands with plant communities unique to the Central Oregon Coast, lands with cultural and historic significance, lands that are scenic and/or provide open space, and lands that provide opportunities for outdoor recreation. The object is to restore, maintain and enhance the lands that surround us for the benefit of all residents and visitors to this area – now and far into the future.
Land conservancies offer property owners a variety of methods that provide income, estate, or property tax benefits. The CCLC accepts property by gift or will, can work with landowners that want to continue living on the property, can obtain land that allows limited development in order to finance conservation of the rest of the property, and can create conservation easements that permit the landowner to retain ownership, but restricts harmful land use.
Recent CCLC accomplishments include finalizing conservation easements, obtaining conservation holdings, and working in partnership with other nonprofit organizations and agencies on habitat conversation work. The Conservancy has easements on forestlands in Lincoln and Lane counties, allowing forest management for ecological benefit, and owns wetlands and floodplain habitat in Lincoln and Tillamook county.
CCLC is interested in hearing from people considering conservancy options for their estate, as well as financial contributions to assist in purchase of additional conservation holdings. Please write to Central Coast Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 1344, Depoe Bay, OR 97341 or for more information contact Carla Perry at email@example.com.Share on Facebook