*Greenbelt Land Trust
Phone: (541) 752-9609
http://www.greenbeltlandtrust.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenbelt Land Trust is committed to protecting and preserving the Willamette Valley – this awe-inspiring place that we love here in western Oregon. We are driven by a shared understanding that if we fail to protect these treasured lands, we will not get them back – and something even more important in our culture, economy, and environment will also be lost, forever.
We focus 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.
How We Work
We work alongside landowners in Benton, Linn, Marion, and Polk Counties to create innovative conservation options to protect wildlife habitat, water quality, and recreational resources. Greenbelt Land Trust acquires land through purchase, conservation easements, and occasionally through donations. Over 2800 acres of critically important lands are currently under permanent protection by the Trust, and being managed to build resilient water systems, enhance habitat for wildlife, and create productive natural ecosystems.
A Conservation Leader
Since our founding in 1989, Greenbelt Land Trust has emerged as a regional and national leader in the land trust and conservation community. Through a strong network of partnerships, including land trusts, watershed councils, state and federal agencies, soil and water conservation districts, and many more, the Trust works to develop strategic and comprehensive plans for land protection and restoration.
By undergoing an exhaustive organizational evaluation, in 2008 Greenbelt Land Trust became one of the first out of 1700 land trusts to achieve national accreditation. This mark of distinction recognizes land trusts that maintain exemplary policies and practices.