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*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.
821 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 802-8100 | Fax: (503) 802-8199 |
What does a $100 contribution do for this organization?
Your contribution of $100 can buy native seed to help restore one acre of prairie at Willamette Confluence.
How do volunteers make a difference for this organization?
The Nature Conservancy was founded by volunteers, and today we rely on the time and talents of committed Oregonians more than ever, as our volunteer program counts over 700 active members Volunteers assist with all sorts of tasks including habitat restoration, research and monitoring, mapping, office work and community outreach. Throughout the field season, Conservancy ecologists and volunteer teams work together to protect some of our most important preserves. We host numerous volunteer work parties, offer internships, train crew leaders, naturalists and guides, and have additional opportunities available at projects sites and offices statewide.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Our Mission

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Why We're Successful

  • We work closely with partners, corporations, indigenous people and traditional communities all over the world, and people like you.
  • We have a science-based plan that achieves tangible results all over the world.
  • We use a non-confrontational, collaborative approach.
  • We continually strive to exercise integrity beyond reproach and to operate openly and transparently as we pursue our mission.

Demonstrating Our Accountability

As a charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our members and to all those who have a stake in preserving our precious natural resources. The Nature Conservancy is highly rated by charity watchdog organizations:

Fast Facts About The Nature Conservancy

  • We were founded in 1951.
  • We work in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries.
  • We have protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of river around the world.
  • We have more than 100 marine conservation projects in 21 countries and 22 US states.
  • We have more than 1 million members and supporters.
  • We have more than 1,500 dedicated volunteers.
  • We have 3,200 employees, including hundreds of staff scientists.

What's New

For highlights of our conservation work and to read more about our current projects, please visit our web site at

Visit a Preserve

The Nature Conservancy in Oregon has helped protect more than 505,000 acres of ecologically important habitats. For information on how to visit a preserve near you,  click here.

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