This plan documents the accomplishments of the last nine years; includes conservation
priorities not yet completed from our 1998 Open Space Plan, areas where we are currently doing work,
and identifies a number of high priority habitats and species that will guide our organization over the
next five to ten years in our conservation efforts in the mid-Willamette valley (includes Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, and part of Yamhill and Lincoln Counties). In addition, it identifies specific areas for conservation in and around Benton County. This plan only identifies the potential
opportunities in our area and does not prioritize the projects. Therefore as opportunities arise, the GLT will utilize the tools we have developed to assist in prioritizing and evaluating specific projects.
2007 GLT Conservation Plan (2.24MB)
2007 GLT Conservation Plan Summary (750 KB)
Conservation Areas - Map (432 KB)
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GLT’s priorities for land protection reflect the location, the character, and the conservation and open space value of the land. These priorities are contained in the GLT Conservation Plan (see side bar) and include both specific parcels of land and conservation objectives for important regional assets, such as the Willamette River and its tributaries.
Three general criteria guide us in deciding what properties to attempt to conserve:
In addition to Greenbelt Land Trust’s own land acquisition efforts we routinely partner with other public and governmental entities to protect open space and enhance access to natural areas in our communities. These partnerships allow us to help protect far more land than we could by ourselves, and make maximum use of limited funds. Partners include, among others: