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Land Use & Preservation

These conservation groups promote the sensible use and sustainability of our land.
1000 Friends of Oregon -- Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas. Learn more...
American Farmland Trust -- We're stopping the loss of American’s farmland to sprawling development. We work with communities on smarter growth that includes local family farms and we advocate environmentally healthy farming practices. Learn more...
City Parks Alliance -- Grows great parks across America, providing critical support and advocacy so that all urban residents have access to parks and recreational spaces. Learn more...
Conservation Fund -- Preserving America’s outdoor heritage of wetlands, wildlife habitat, greenways, and open space. 96% of funds go directly to mission; more than 3.4 million acres protected since 1985. Learn more...
Environmental and Energy Study Institute -- Developing and promoting innovative policies on climate change, clean air, transportation, renewable energy/efficiency technologies, and sprawl; promoting policymaker action through education, advocacy, and coalition-building. Learn more...
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics -- FSEEE holds the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. We work to protect your national forests, wildlife habitat, wilderness, and rivers by reforming the U.S. Forest Service through advocacy, education, and whistleblower protection. Learn more...
Friends of the Columbia Gorge -- Ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come. Learn more...
Friends of the Earth -- Striving to preserve our natural resources, advocating for public health protection, and working for environmental justice for all peoples throughout the world. Learn more...
Greenbelt Land Trust -- The Greenbelt Land Trust acts to conserve and protect in perpetuity native habitats, working lands and lands of natural beauty, which provide a connection to the natural world for residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Learn more...
Hells Canyon Preservation Council -- Hells Canyon Preservation Council protects and restores the natural treasures of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain ecosystems. From the remote splendor of Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils to the rolling highlands of the Zumwalt Prairie, from the winding watersof the Grande Ronde to the crystalline lakes of Eagle Cap, from the protected breaks of the Wenaha-Tucannon to the rugged summits of the Elkhorns, we envision inspiring wildlands and pure waters where native species thrive in harmony with prosperous rural communities. Learn more...
Institute for Applied Ecology -- The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native ecosystems through restoration, research and education. Learn more...
Land Trust Alliance -- Helping people protect undeveloped land such as forests, farms, open spaces, waters, natural and historic areas in their community; leading, training, and educating 1,600 land conservation groups. Learn more...
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics -- Teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Learn more...
McKenzie River Trust -- McKenzie River Trust helps people protect and care for the lands and rivers they cherish in western Oregon. We are committed to a future in which intact, functioning ecosystems provide clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and productive natural landscapes throughout western Oregon. Learn more...
Nature Conservancy in Oregon -- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 500,000 acres of important habitats in Oregon. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. Learn more...
Oregon Natural Desert Association -- Working to protect, defend, restore Oregon's high desert for nearly 30 years Learn more...
Oregon State Parks Foundation -- Oregon State Parks Foundation is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing Oregon state parks. We work to enrich the park experience for generations to come. Learn more...
Rainforest Alliance -- Protecting the environment and rainforest for people, plants and animals. Since 1987, has improved lives of 65,000+ farm workers and conserved 30,000,000+ acres in 60+ countries. Learn more...
Rocky Mountain Institute -- Delivering practical information that helps citizens, businesses, and governments save energy and natural resources, prevent pollution, and strengthen communities through increased efficiency and innovative technologies. Learn more...
Scenic America -- Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America's communities and countryside. We accomplish this mission through national advocacy efforts and technical assistance services, local and national projects, and the support of our state affiliates. Learn more...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- The Oregon Sierra Club works to preserve and protect Oregon's environment and natural resources by engaging and educating local communities and influencing public policy decisions—legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral. Learn more...
Trust For Public Land -- The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Learn more...
Tualatin Riverkeepers -- Tualatin Riverkeepers empowers people in our community to protect, restore and enjoy the river, streams and wetlands. Tualatin Riverkeepers builds watershed stewardship through public education, access to nature, citizen involvement and advocacy. Learn more...
Wetlands Conservancy -- Protecting and restoring Oregon's Greatest Wetlands in partnership with communities for current and future generations. Learn more...
World Wildlife Fund -- Protecting endangered wildlife and their threatened habitats by providing emergency assistance and long-term support to parks, nature preserves, and anti-poaching activities on five continents. Learn more...
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