Mar 072012

The Central Coast Land Conservancy, based in Depoe Bay, is proud to announce the debut of its new website, which provides the public with an understanding of the organization’s goals, projects, and areas of operation in Tillamook, Lincoln, and western Lane counties. The website also provides information about land conservation — specifically the benefits of conservation easements and other long-term land protection options. It defines common terms and provides details about the possible financial benefits when protecting one’s property through a land trust. In addition, there is a section on how interested people can get involved with the organization. The website can be found at

The Conservancy joined the national Land Trust Alliance and adopted their Land Trust Standards and Practices to guide and assure responsible land trust operations. Two grants were recently received for a restoration and outreach project along the Big Nestucca River in Tillamook County. One grant was from the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership through its Local Grant Program, and the other came from the Oregon Coastal Management Program through Coastal Zone Management Act funds from NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

“Our new website will provide increased visibility for our group,” said Conservancy Board member, Fran Recht. “There are many people interested in conservation options for their land, but they don’t know where to turn. Now they’ll have an easy way to find us.”

The Central Coast Land Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been in existence since 1994. It’s mission is to hold and manage for public benefit, lands that embody the natural heritage of our area, including lands that provide special benefit for wildlife habitat and native plants or are of scenic, cultural, historic, or recreational significance. The Land Conservancy currently owns three properties and holds conservation easements on five additional properties in western Lane, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties. A sixth easement is near completion.

The group welcomes interested people and volunteers. Especially desired are individuals with financial, real estate, surveying, and legal experience willing to serve on the Board of Directors so that their knowledge can be tapped as the organization’s holdings increase. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with monitoring and restoration projects, and the organization of events and field trips. The group also welcomes financial donations. Your gift will go directly to protecting and preserving land along the central Oregon Coast. Donations can be made through the new website or to the Central Coast Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 1344, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.

For additional information contact or call 541-574-7708.

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