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Greenbelt Land Trust

The Greenbelt Land Trust acts to conserve and protect ecologically, agriculturally, and historically significant lands in the mid-Willamette Valley.
P.O. Box 1721, Corvallis, OR 97339
Phone: (541) 752-9609
http://www.greenbeltlandtrust.org | jessica@greenbeltlandtrust.org
What does a $100 contribution do for this organization?
$100 will pay for purchase of six native tree species that can be planted at one of Greenbelt Land Trust's sites being restored to its original condition. $100 will enable GLT to hold an invasive weed workshop and training for volunteers who will work to remove these noxious weeds from key landscapes in the Willamette Valley.
Why does this donor support this organization?
"It is too easy to take the Willamette Valley for granted ~ to assume that it will always be here like it always has. But just imagine if you had never known it, or worse, your grandchildren never will" ~ GLT Member
How do volunteers make a difference for this organization?
Volunteers make all the difference in the world at Greenbelt Land Trust. We mobilize our supporters in helping to maintain trails throughout Corvallis, to control invasive plant species on our restoration properties, and to plant and monitor native seed and plant production. In addition, Greenbelt continues to work together with the City of Corvallis, Benton County and area businesses to coordinate volunteer opportunities for those interested in preserving open spaces throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley region.

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.

Get Involved

For more information on any of our properties, or to get involved in volunteer restoration activities, please visit our website: www.greenbeltlandtrust.org or our blog: www.greenbeltblog.org.

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