We've asked a few members of our team to share why. Won't you help us continue protecting Oregon's lands and waters with a generous year-end gift?
Grasslands inspire us with their beautiful vistas and amaze us with their ability to draw our attention to the intricate webs of life—literally under our feet. I am thankful for your support that provides our Conservancy team the resources to create and expand conservation solutions on the Zumwalt Prairie, one of our nation's largest intact bunchgrass prairies.
I’m thankful this season for people of diverse backgrounds and ages engaging in our work. Over 700 talented volunteers work annually on projects across Oregon. With the dedication of volunteers and members, conservation areas are cleared of invasive species, planted with native plants and manned by volunteer educators and naturalists ready to share their love of nature with the public. Now that’s something to celebrate!
I’ve been working in and around Oregon’s Coquille watershed for 27 years, and the valley is critical for salmon habitat and millions of migrating birds. Thanks for your support that helps us secure important grants and reach out to coastal communities. And they’ll be some opportunities in the future for members to get their hands dirty working on new restoration work. So let us know if you want to help!
From coastal wetland habitats in Tillamook Bay to Willamette Valley oak savanna, our recent acquisition work has been exciting and rewarding to watch unfold. It couldn’t happen without keeping track of and reporting on a lot of details. I’m grateful to our supporters for making it possible for us to devote time to feeding databases and tracking land deals. The behind-the-scenes work might not be glamorous, but it keeps our organization strong, smart, and resilient.
Oregon’s East-side forests are spectacular! Large majestic pines provide a unique ecosystem that is threatened by uncharacteristic fire and disease. Your support assists the Oregon forest team in collaborative projects that are finding a sweet nexus between restoration, job creation and habitat preservation. It feels great to be a part of a team that is working together to restore communities and forests at the same time.
You can play a crucial role in shaping the future of Oregon conservation. Renew your commitment today. Thank you!January 18, 2013