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Jane Hartline

JaneHartlineRestoring Willamette Valley habitat prairies and bottomlands is a priority for Jane, particularly on Sauvie Island, just north of Portland, where she lives. As director of the Sauvie Island Habitat Partnership, she works with agency partners and island organizations, neighbors and volunteers to remove invasive species and plant natives. She also serves on the Lower Willamette Native Turtle Working Group and the 4-County Weed Management Area Education and Outreach Committee and is active in the Audubon Society of Portland.
In addition to her knowledge of plants and wildlife, Jane offers her skills in public relations, marketing and strategic planning to Northwest Land Conservation Trust.
Jane lives on 13 acres, three of which are being restored as wildlife habitat.


Melissa Dorothy Wischerath

Melissa works as a staff attorney at the Center for Sustainability Law in Eugene, Oregon and also maintains a private solo law practice focused on estate planning law, environmental law, fair housing law, and several other areas of law. She has been involved in environmental law and the use of conservation easement as a tool for maintaining healthy habitats, watersheds, soil and neighborhoods. She works with new and old conservation easements to ensure they survive the changing conditions associated with climate change.
Melissa has a B.A. in Art History with a concentration in Latin American Art from Fordham University and received her JD from the University of the State of New York at Buffalo Law School.

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