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 works to protect wildlife habitat by stopping the fragmentation of migration corridors, watching the cumulative impacts of development, and protecting natural areas. Photo courtesy of Brent McGregor.

Created more than forty years ago, Oregon’s visionary land use system has preserved the natural abundance of Oregon, including farmland, open space, and working forests; Central Oregon Landwatch works to uphold these laws now and for future generations. Photo courtesy of Austin Montreil Leonard for Central Oregon Landwatch.

From the aqua blue springs of the Metolius River to the essential Deschutes River and its tributaries, Central Oregon LandWatch has been working to protect and restore Central Oregon's rivers and springs for more than thirty years. Photo courtesy of Christian Heeb for Central Oregon Landwatch.

Central Oregon Landwatch works to improve Bend's quality of life by advocating for policies that spread the costs and benefits of growth equitably across the community, promote sustainable growth, and preserve Central Oregon's natural beauty for all. Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Photobug.

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