Land Legacy Committee

The purpose of the Land Legacy Program Committee meetings is to evaluate the role and activities of the Land Legacy Program and to make any land acquisition or other recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Land Legacy Committee Members

  • Directors: Laura Masterson, Mike Guebert, Joe Rossi, Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky and Jim Carlson
  • Staff: Nancy Hamilton, Executive Director; Andrew Brown, Conservation Program Supervisor; and Matt Shipkey, Land Legacy Program Manager.

Land Legacy Committee Meetings

  • Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: Demographic data on farm ownership/access, and preliminary themes for use and programming of the Gordon Creek Farm property as identified by the Farm Access Equity Advisory Group.
  • Monday, March 28th, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: A conversation with members of EMSWCD’s Farm Access Equity Advisory Group and a discussion of strategic planning considerations for the Land Legacy Program focused on possible farm access and farm access equity interventions.
  • Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: A discussion of strategic planning considerations for the Land Legacy Program, an update on EMSWCD’s Farm Access Equity Initiative, a briefing on staff monitoring work for working farmland easements and agricultural management plans, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: A discussion of strategic planning considerations for the Land Legacy Program, an update on EMSWCD’s Farm Access Equity Initiative, an update on activities on certain current EMSWCD farm properties, a briefing on staff monitoring work, a summary of past EMSWCD farm transition planning interventions and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: A briefing on the Land Legacy Program’s Access to Nature / Natural Areas work and considerations for future direction, strategic planning considerations for the Land Legacy Program, an update on EMSWCD’s Farm Access Equity Initiative and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: A review and discussion of the Working Farmland Protection Program objectives, an update on EMSWCD’s Farm Access Equity Initiative and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: Appointment of Committee Officers, a review and discussion of the Land Legacy Program objectives and roles, a general program update, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: Appointment of Committee officers, an overview of Land Legacy Program activities, a discussion of farm access initiatives, a review of a proposal to solicit community guidance on the Land Legacy Program’s Farm Access Equity Initiative, a general program update, a discussion of Committee organizational issues, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, November 30th, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: An update on various land protection and farmland access projects, a summary of recent easement and agricultural management plan monitoring findings, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: An update on various land protection and farmland access projects, an update on the Metro Natural Areas bond, information on collaborative efforts with the Oregon Agricultural Trust, and an Executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.
  • Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Agenda items include: An update on various land protection projects, an update on the Metro Natural Areas bond, information on collaborative efforts with the Oregon Agricultural Trust, and an Executive session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) held for real estate negotiations.