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Deschutes Land Trust is made up of families, business owners, hikers, farmers, hunters and neighbors…all sharing a passion for the outdoors and protecting the places we care about. Together we have been celebrating and protecting Central Oregon’s beauty and quality of life since 1995. The Land Trust conserves and protects land in Central Oregon for Central Oregonians, by working cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities. We care for more than 8,200 acres in our region for today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
The Blue Mountains Conservancy, located in Northeast Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, conservation organization dedicated to supporting landowners in northeast Oregon wishing to protect their lands from unwanted development. They assist landowners with placing conservation easements on working or natural lands, including farm, ranch and forestlands, and offer stewardship, education, and advice for the conservation, preservation, and enhancement of agricultural lands, private forestlands, and natural open-space lands.
Greenbelt Land Trust is a local land conservation nonprofit organization focused on protecting ecologically, agriculturally, and historically significant lands in the mid-Willamette Valley. We work strategically to secure significant natural areas in accordance with a careful plan. And we strive for connectivity, linking protected natural areas with parks and public spaces to provide wildlife corridors, protect valuable natural resources, and expand opportunities for low-impact recreation and renewal. Protected—and connected—these natural areas make our communities more desirable as places to live and work, and help preserve Oregon’s distinctive landscape and character.
Klamath Lake Land Trust works with landowners to advocate for the conservation, protection and restoration of South Central Oregon's forests, wetlands, deserts, and watersheds. KLLT uses land acquisition, conservation easements, ecologically informed land management, and public education strategies to sustain and improve the ecological and cultural values provided by South Central Oregon's wildlands. We work with government agencies, landowners, local communities, and other interested parties to promote conservation and restoration of the natural environment, with special emphasis on establishing a network of permanently conserved land that encompasses important rivers and stream, wetlands, wildlife corridors and large expanses of intact habitat.
Lower Nehalem Community Trust preserves land and nurtures conservation values in partnership with an engaged community in the Nehalem region of the Oregon Coast. Since 2002 we have collaborated with a variety of partners to conserve and restore fragile estuarine, watershed, and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of all species. In addition to hosting vibrant educational programs, we run a greenhouse and community garden that annually produce more than one ton of fresh organic produce for our local food bank.
The McKenzie River Trust protects and cares for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon by working with willing and interested landowners using conservation easements or the acquisition of property interests in land with clear conservation benefits. The Trust then works to enhance and reestablish the native vegetation, water cycles and other functional ecosystem elements appropriate to the places we protect. The Trust also provides site tours, education events, demonstration and research sites, and information about the projects it manages to encourage public support for conservation efforts throughout the region.
The North Coast Land Conservancy serves as a resource for Northwestern Oregon coastal communities and landowners to conserve and protect land in perpetuity for its ecological and cultural values. We have been working since 1986 to conserve and connect the landscape of the North Oregon Coast. We work to ensure that this extraordinary region is a place where healthy communities of people, plants and wildlife can all thrive.
The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy works cooperatively with landowners and communities to protect our region's special places for today, tomorrow, and beyond. Since 1978, we've been helping to safeguard natural lands in order to protect our waterways, natural playgrounds, wildlife and working farms and ranches, as well as our beautiful scenery. We are Oregon's oldest regional land trust and the only organization working exclusively in Southern Oregon to protect our irreplaceable lands.
The Wallowa Land Trust works to protect the rural nature of the Wallowa Valley and surrounding areas by working cooperatively with private landowners, Indian tribes, local communities and governmental entities. The Trust uses economic and other incentives to help conserve the valley's natural, historic, cultural and agricultural resources, including forests, farmlands, ranchlands, grasslands, wetlands, waterways and open ground, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Wild Rivers Land Trust works with landowners in Curry County & Southern Coos County who want to explore ways they can protect their land. As a community-based conservation organization, our projects integrate improvement to the lives of local people while voluntarily protecting areas of ecological concern. From the Coquille River, flowing by beautiful Bandon-By-the-Sea's historic lighthouse, on southward to the ancient redwood trees towering across the headwaters of the Winchuck River in Oregon's Banana Belt, we offer land trust services to all watersheds and communities along 101 miles of breathtaking coastline replete with wild rivers, fishing villages, heritage forests.
The mission of the Oregon Rangeland Trust is to help Oregon ranch and farm landowners protect and preserve the long-term viability of their ecologically significant private lands. Created by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association in 2003, the Oregon Rangeland Trust is aligned with that organization but not a formal part of the cattlemen’s association. The ORT volunteer board of directors, a majority of which must be beef producers, are all members of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. We work with landowners primarily using conservation easements.
Founded in 1981, The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC) is a non-profit organization working to conserve, protect, and restore Oregon’s wetlands. The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC) is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to promoting community and private partnerships to permanently protect and conserve Oregon’s greatest wetlands – our most biologically rich and diverse lands. For more than 30 years, The Wetlands Conservancy has educated and assisted landowners, neighborhood groups, land trusts, and watershed councils on local stewardship.
The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 85 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations. Through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries; with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations; and by using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values. This is how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since our founding in 1951.
For nearly 30 years, The Conservation Fund has been saving special places across America. We have protected 7 million acres of land and water in all 50 states, from the park down the street to historic battlefields, wild areas and favorite destinations of all kinds. Working with community, government and business partners, we strive to balance economic and environmental goals.
Since 1993, the Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) has been dedicated to conserving and sustaining America’s vital, productive forest landscapes. Working with forest owners, communities and an array of partners, we advance innovative, incentive-based strategies to safeguard our nation’s diverse forests. In so doing, we’re ensuring forests continue to provide people everywhere — from rural communities to urban centers — with a wealth of benefits, including clean water, sustainably harvested wood, green jobs, wildlife habitat and a livable climate.
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