We work hard to ensure that the lands you help us to protect are stewarded into the future. Our stewardship and restoration program follows comprehensive Management Plans for our properties that seek to enhance the lands’ natural habitats. Restoration projects can look like planting trees and shrubs to re-establish a floodplain gallery forest along the Willamette River, placing wood in streams to provide channel diversity, or managing a controlled prairie burn to enhance habitat for endangered upland species.
The links on the right provide glimpses into three active restoration projects. Subscribe to our twice-monthly eNewsletter to get frequent updates on our restoration activities!
To ensure our ability to fulfill our stewardship obligations 10, 50, even 250 years from now, we have an established Stewardship Fund to generate investment income to cover annual stewardship and monitoring expenses, and build our legal defense capabilities to defend conservation values. For information about our Stewardship Fund or to contribute to the fund, contact Jessica McDonald.
See what a different a restoration project makes! View the before (2013) and after (2015) of Mulkey Ridge, after undergoing an extensive woodland restoration project: