Central Oregon LandWatch

Central Oregon LandWatch is a nonprofit land use watchdog group whose mission is to help achieve a balanced and integrated approach to land use planning in Central Oregon that will safeguard the region's natural resources and environment and foster socially and economically thriving communities.

Central Oregon LandWatch has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2006.

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Central Oregon LandWatch Photo gallery

The American West is losing natural areas to development at an extreme rate. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kees for Central Oregon Landwatch.

Oregon's strong land use laws preserve farm and ranchland for future generations. Photo courtesy of Austin Montreil Leonard for Central Oregon Landwatch

Benham Falls on the Deschutes River, outside of Bend, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Christian Heeb for Central Oregon Landwatch

Central Oregon LandWatch Grant history

2016

$100,000 - A two-year grant to build the organization’s capacity to protect Central Oregon’s land and water resources. Place-based conservation

2015

$10,000 - To provide seed money for a matching gift to help protect the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. Conservation capacity

2014

$10,000 - For general support. Grassroots fund

2014

$50,000 - A two-year grant to build the organization's capacity to protect Central Oregon's land and water resources. Place-based conservation

2011

$3,000 - To upgrade the group's Web site. Opportunity fund

2010

$3,000 - For strategic planning. Opportunity fund

2008

$10,000 - To help achieve a balanced and integrated approach to land use planning in Central Oregon. Grassroots fund

2006

$10,000 - To focus on public and private landuse with a particular interest in the interface between development and natural resouce/wildlife issues. Grassroots fund