It's easy to take the wide-open views of our region for granted. So it's a rude awakening when they disappear under new subdivisions or other construction.
Rural places with outstanding values have lots of friends, including in the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts.
COLT members welcome the public to come out and see some of the places protected on Get Outdoors Oregon Day, Saturday, June 9.
Cathy Dombi of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and Joe Moll of the McKenzie River Trust bring us updates.