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Southern Oregon is truly special – irreplaceable, in fact.
It’s home to the wild and beautiful Rogue River, world-class performing arts, beautiful Crater Lake, an awe-inspiring coastline, massive caves, and, well...everywhere in between!
We’re blessed with snow-covered peaks in winter and endless sunshine the rest of the year. There’s simply no other place like it on Earth – and it’s all accessible within half-a-day’s drive.
It’s Changing...Faster Than You Think
Each year, countless acres of prime farmland, lush forests, and world-renowned natural areas disappear from the Southern Oregon landscape. They are turned into roads, malls, parking lots and houses.
By working cooperatively with landowners and our partners, we are helping strike that all-important balance, preserving traditional livelihoods while also securing wildlife habitat.
We regularly visit with folks from across our region to find out what places are important to all of us. Many of these places - the farms and ranches, salmon streams, forests, and wildlife habitats - are in private ownership. Using our tried-and-true conservation strategy, we are protecting these places for you, our community, and our local environment.
Three Decades of Conservation Success
Over thirty years ago, a forward-thinking group of local people formed the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy to save the best places in this region from permanent loss. That remains our mission today: to work cooperatively with landowners, partners, and communities to protect high priority lands in the Rogue Basin for current and future generations.
The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy is the region's land trust, working exclusively in Southern Oregon since 1978. Since then, we’ve conserved thousands of acres of working farms and ranches, riverbanks, forests, parks and scenic lands. These lands are now safeguarded forever!
Our work benefits you every day. The air you breathe, the water you drink, the foods you eat, the view from your deck, the hike out your back door — you name it. Protected natural areas surround you.
Southern Oregon is a great place to live and work. Let’s keep it that way.
8,500 Acres Saved…So Far
To date, we have conserved 44 extraordinary properties — over 8,300 acres in total. And with your help, we can save more of these unique lands that are simply too important to lose. You can rely on us to make sure that the lands that nourish and inspire you every day are there tomorrow, next year, and beyond.
We’re Oregon’s oldest land trust, and we plan on being here for a long, long time.
Cooperation is Key
We’re working with our partners to help secure a bright future for all residents of Southern Oregon. Our conservation work is done on a completely voluntary basis by helping landowners permanently protect signature lands. Of course, not every piece of land needs safeguarding by a land trust like us, but many beautiful places will be lost forever without our leadership.
Join with us today.
This is a pivotal time for land conservation in our region. We are facing unprecedented challenges – population growth, changing land values, and increasing pressure on prime farmland, biodiversity hotspots, and wildlife habitat.
These impacts can be balanced by using an approach that saves special lands and encourages conservation through education and perpetual stewardship.
Every acre we protect is an investment in the prosperity of Southern Oregon. By acting now, we can retain our region’s unique character and quality of life.
That’s where you come in.
You Can Make a Real Difference
There are many ways to help, but the most important and easiest step you can take right now is to join us as a member because we can’t do this alone. We need to work together to create the future we all want. In fact, it is people like you that make it possible for us to save more land for today, tomorrow and beyond.
Join today and become our partner in keeping Southern Oregon one of the most exquisite places on earth.
If you would like more information, feel free to call us during business hours at (541) 482-3069 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Photo Credit: Judith Pavlik