A look at LandWatch Nonprofit known for land-use appeals and lawsuits started small in Sisters By Dylan J. Darling / The Bulletin ...
What We Do
Central Oregon LandWatch occupies an essential niche in protecting Central Oregon’s fragile natural landscapes, watershed resources, ecosystems and the livability of its communities. Our activities include shaping state, regional and local policy agendas, strengthening the base of support for conservation at the community level, collaborating with like-minded allies to protect threatened areas and, when necessary, taking legal action. We monitor activities that take place on both public and private land and work to influence conservation policies for natural environments, agricultural and forest land and urban areas.
LandWatch plays a vital role in achieving a responsible, balanced approach to planning for and conserving Central Oregon’s land and water resources, while recognizing the needs of future generations. We work to protect and conserve the region’s ecosystems and wildlife habitats, to foster thriving, sustainable communities and to spread the costs and benefits of growth equitably across the community as a whole.
We are Central Oregon leaders in advocating for the conservation of rich natural resources, working landscapes, prosperous human communities and its unique character of place. We achieve results through responsible governance, collaborative partnerships and public involvement. The community sees the region’s natural environment as a critical component of a healthy economy and is actively engaged in its conservation.