To serve and strengthen the land trust community of Oregon
The preservation of open spaces, scenic vistas, working landscapes and natural areas is valued by the people and communities of Oregon, and is vital to the long-term health and well-being of our native plants and animals. The unique approach of private, voluntary conservation of these special places is central in the collaborative, long-term effort to achieve community-centric livability across the state.
Some of COLT's core values and services include:
++Cooperative partnerships with private landowners, public agencies and community leaders to achieve land trust goals.
++A land trust community that reflects the diversity of Oregon.
++Access to high-quality reliable land trust services by every community in Oregon.
++Transparency, integrity and accountability in land trust operations.
++The provision of high-quality services to its member organizations.
++Strengthening the land trust community in Oregon through capacity-building, policy, and active development and communication of the land trust story.
Where We Work
What We Do
Our coalition of 20 nonprofit land trusts work all across Oregon to conserve wildlife habitat, open spaces, native grasslands, agricultural communities, working forests, wetlands, rivers, clean air and water for this and future generations.