The "Ray C. Davis Volunteer of the Year Award" is established in 1991 to honor our growing roster of dedicated volunteers. Ray built trails, led hikes, raised funds, distributed brochures and helped in our office for the better part of four decades.
Groves of Oregon white oak, together with ponderosa pine, shelter mounded prairie and vernal pool grassland communities at the Conservancy’s Whetstone Savanna, purchased in 1995.
The Williamson River Delta restoration project begins in 1996 on Upper Klamath Lake with backing from Senator Mark Hatfield and local leaders in industry, agriculture, agencies and the Klamath Tribes.
In an emotional ceremony in Logan Valley, the Burns Paiute Tribe regains ownership of historic lands flush with native plants and wildlife. The Conservancy had purchased the 1,760-acre property in 1998 and turned it over to the tribe with funding from the Bonneville Power Administration.
Ancient western junipers and "painted hills" provide a vital migratory wildlife corridor at our Juniper Hills Preserve in Central Oregon, purchased in 1998.