Big or small, Oregon land trusts increasingly are meeting the needs of their communities through partnerships, engagement and outreach.
That’s about 658,102 football fields!
Oregon land trusts are community-led and supported and protect lands and waters that help the entire state.
44 years old (1978)
2 years old (2020)
27 years old
Acre by acre, land trusts are helping to conserve Oregon lands, waters and ways of life.
Disclaimer: Land trusts conserve land in many different ways and every project is unique. Category totals may change depending on how acres are reported by survey respondents to reflect the most current data and minimize double-counting. In some instances, the total may be greater than the sum of the separate categories due to organizations that provided total acres not broken down by category.
This information reflects data collected in the National Land Trust Census, the longest-running comprehensive survey of private land conservation in America. Learn more about the Census and see which land trusts participated in the 2020 National Land Trust Census.
Land trusts across the state are helping find solutions to some of Oregon's most pressing issues.
Addressing community needs: The accredited Wallowa Land Trust partnered with the Nez Perce to host tribal members on an accredited Nature Conservancy-owned preserve, where they gathered to dig spring roots and reunite with other Nez Perce.Read more
Conserving wildlife habitat: The accredited Greenbelt Land Trust protects Lupine Meadows, a spectacular 95 acre collection of upland and wetland habitats capable of supporting a large diversity of plants and animals, including significant populations of endangered species including the threatened Kincaid’s lupine and Nelson’s checkermallow plant species, the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and bird species such as the Vesper sparrow.Read more
Tackling climate change: The accredited North Coast Land Conservancy conserved the Rainforest Reserve, a climate-resilient landscape characterized by steep forested slopes, rocky outcrops featuring federal plant species of concern and the headwaters of salmon streams and the drinking water sources for the communities of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape.Read more
Land Trust Alliance member land trusts, listed below, commit to adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices as their guiding principles.