Grasslands are the least protected habitat in Oregon and around the world.
The Nature Conservancy is committed to changing that. We have the tools to balance livable communities and natural spaces, and we’re putting them to work on Oregon’s most treasured landscapes. With your generous support, we:
- Test best practices and improve prairie health.
- Share lessons learned with ranchers and demonstrate compatible grazing.
- Identify and assess the best remaining — and most restorable — habitat.
- Build widespread support for conservation while helping sustain a way of life dependent on cattle and ranching, shaped for generations.
- Work with local communities to ensure wildlife habitat and protected areas exist in harmony with urban centers and working farms.
Explore our work and see how we are helping shape the future of Oregon’s grasslands to benefit people and wildlife.
We're protecting habitat while supporting Northeast Oregon schools and communities. Read more
A Baskett Butte conservation easement preserves Willamette Valley oaks and prairie. Read more
Volunteer families are helping restore Yamhill Oaks Preserve. Read more
Rogue (and his amazing nose) helped locate rare Willamette Valley plants. Read more
Conservancy teams are working to save important habitats from problematic plants. Read more
Whetstone Savanna is home to the Oregon's first conservation bank. Read more
Dan Bell leads our Grasslands-Willamette Valley team. Learn more
Derek Johnson leads our Grasslands-Zumwalt Prairie team. Learn more
Be part of the solution for Oregon's grasslands and the people and wildlife they support. Donate