The mission of the Greenbelt Land Trust is to conserve and protect in perpetuity native habitats, working lands and lands of natural beauty, which provide a connection to the natural world for the residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
The Greenbelt Land Trust (GLT) benefits the people of Oregon’s beautiful Mid-Willamette Valley by protecting open space in their communities. Working with willing landowners and private and governmental organizations, we have permanently safeguarded over 1800 acres of farmland, forest, meadowland, and riparian areas. The Greenbelt currently owns 376 acres that we are actively restoring and utilizing for educational opportunities.
We work strategically to secure significant natural areas in accordance with a careful plan. And we strive for connectivity, linking protected natural areas with parks and public spaces to provide wildlife corridors, protect valuable natural resources, and expand opportunities for low-impact recreation and renewal. Protected—and connected—these natural areas make our communities more desirable as places to live and work, and help preserve Oregon’s distinctive landscape and character.