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Rivers, Wetlands & Oceans

These conservation groups protect the world’s most important natural resource — healthy, drinkable water.
American Rivers -- Protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife. Learn more...
Beyond Pesticides -- Preventing pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food, and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. Learn more...
Clean Water Fund -- Creating neighborhood-based action and education programs that join citizens, businesses, and government for sensible solutions to ensure safe drinking water, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. Learn more...
Columbia Riverkeeper -- Columbia Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Learn more...
Conservation International -- Applying innovations in science, economics, policy, and community participation to protect the Earth’s richest regions of biodiversity, major tropical wilderness areas, and key marine ecosystems. Learn more...
Defenders of Wildlife -- Working since 1947 to save America’s precious wild animals and threatened habitat for our children and future generations through education, citizen action, and scientific research. Learn more...
Earthjustice -- Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Learn more...
Environmental Defense Fund -- Designing practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water, and human health. Employs scientists, economists and attorneys. 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...
Freshwater Trust -- The Freshwater Trust actively works to preserve and restore our freshwater ecosystems. 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 Trees -- We bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. 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 -- Protecting and restoring the wild lands and habitats of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain Ecosystems through direct advocacy, public education, and the creation of science-based policy. Learn more...
Izaak Walton League of America -- Working to protect America’s air, waters, woods, and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and fostering strong outdoor ethics. Constituents are solutions-oriented conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more...
KS Wild -- The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild for short) is an advocate for the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Klamath and Rogue River basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We use environmental law, science, collaboration, education, and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities. 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...
McKenzie River Trust -- The McKenzie River Trust protects and cares for special lands and the rivers that flow through them 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...
National Parks Conservation Association -- Preserving national parks from the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg; protecting endangered wildlife and cultural sites; promoting new parks; and defending against pollution, inappropriate development, and overcrowding. Learn more...
National Wildlife Federation -- NWF connects people to wildlife through education and outreach, inspiring them to protect, preserve, and restore America's natural resources for wildlife and for our children’s future. Learn more...
Native Plant Society of Oregon -- Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats. Learn more...
Natural Resources Defense Council -- Defending embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts, and wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja’s whales, Canada’s spirit bears, and California’s sequoias. 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...
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) combines outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Learn more...
Ocean Conservancy -- Protects marine wildlife. Promotes marine sanctuaries. Conserves fisheries. Prevents ocean pollution. Achieves goals through volunteer networks, public education and science-based advocacy. Learn more...
Oceana -- Works internationally to protect marine wildlife and human health through programs to end pollution and destructive fishing practices, and to ensure vibrant, healthy oceans. Learn more...
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center -- Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness. Learn more...
Oregon Environmental Council -- Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative 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 over 25 years Learn more...
Oregon Wild -- Protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and water. Current campaigns focus on permanent protection of wilderness, old-growth forests, and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges. Learn more...
Pacific Rivers Council -- Our mission is to protect and restore rivers, their watersheds, and the native aquatic species that depend on them. We do this for the benefits that healthy watersheds provide to present and future generations--as well as for the intrinsic virtues of the rivers themselves. Learn more...
River Network -- River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country. We envision a future where everyone has access to plentiful clean water, providing prosperity, health and recreational opportunities for all. We work for the day when all people feel responsibility for their local river, lake, wetland or bay and have the capacity to effectively protect those resources. Learn more...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- Fighting to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing, and litigation. Learn more...
Student Conservation Association (SCA) -- Volunteering in parks, forests, and refuges nationwide to build trails, save wildlife, and help visitors. Over 1,200,000 hours of environmental service yearly, with high school and college. Learn more...
Surfrider Foundation -- Protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through conservation, activism, research, and education. Activities include water quality monitoring, environmental education, and grassroots activism. 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...
WaterWatch of Oregon -- Restoring and protecting flows in Oregon’s rivers for the fish, wildlife and people who depend on them. Learn more...
Wetlands Conservancy -- Protecting and restoring Oregon's Greatest Wetlands in partnership with communities for current and future generations. Learn more...
Wilderness Society -- Protecting America’s special wild places from development. Areas include parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other wilderness areas, which belong to all Americans. Learn more...
Wildlife Conservation Society -- In the Pacific West region, (Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) WCS' goal is to save wildlife and wild lands through conservation of natural ecosystem processes needed to sustain healthy wildlife populations, with special emphasis on large, diverse ecosystems unique to the Pacific West. Learn more...
Willamette Riverkeeper -- Our mission is to make the Willamette River Watershed healthy for fish and wildlife, and safe for fishing and swimming, forever and for all. Learn more...
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