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.
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
$100,000 - A two-year grant to build the organization’s capacity to protect Central Oregon’s land and water resources. Place-based conservation
$10,000 - To provide seed money for a matching gift to help protect the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. Conservation capacity
$10,000 - For general support. Grassroots fund
$50,000 - A two-year grant to build the organization's capacity to protect Central Oregon's land and water resources. Place-based conservation
$3,000 - To upgrade the group's Web site. Opportunity fund
$3,000 - For strategic planning. Opportunity fund
$10,000 - To help achieve a balanced and integrated approach to land use planning in Central Oregon. Grassroots fund
$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