Who We Are

Central Oregon LandWatch is a non-profit land use watchdog group located in Bend, Oregon. We strive to achieve a balanced and integrated approach to land use planning in Central Oregon that will safeguard our natural resources and environment and foster socially and economically thriving communities.

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LandWatch works to protect Central Oregon's fragile natural landscapes, watershed resources and ecosystems.




We need YOU to help decide how Bend grows

The Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) might sound abstract and less-than-thrilling, but it couldn't be more relevant to Bend today and how we...

In My View: Oregon land use law prevents damaging sprawl

  This letter by LandWatch's own Gail Snyder illustrates the difference in wildfire damage between a state with limited land use laws...

Opponents to Ochoco OHV plan speak out in Prineville

The Forest Service held a meeting about its plan to build almost 130 off-highway vehicle roads in the Ochocos in Prineville. A large...