In 2010, our freshwater team completed the first-ever groundwater atlas: a statewide, comprehensive assessment of groundwater dependent ecosystems. Land managers across the state are embracing the atlas as a critical tool for protecting groundwater-dependent biodiversity.
Measure 76, to renew Oregon’s only dedicated funding source for conservation, passed with 78% of the vote. The Nature Conservancy played a leadership role and, together with a coalition partners, launched the campaign that secured the win.
In 2010, the Conservancy celebrated a landmark purchase — 1,270 acres at the Middle and Coast forks of the Willamette River. The property, destined for public ownership, provides critical habitat for at-risk fish and wildlife, like the northern red-legged frog, above.
The Conservancy continues its innovative partnership with AmeriCorps, a national community service program. A team of 13 members posted throughout Oregon spend a year restoring habitats and engaging local communities. The highly successful partnership is the first of its kind.
Thank you for your support over the last 50 years. At the threshold between our past and future, we now ask you to consider what promises we should make to generations to come.