The Central Coast Land Conservancy was founded by in 1994 by residents of Lincoln and Tillamook counties. It is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. We received nonprofit status in 1996.
Central Coast Land Conservancy's territory includes coastal areas and the Coast Range mountains in Tillamook, Lincoln, and western Lane counties. The organization has participated in estuarine, salt marsh, coastal wetland, forests, riparian/floodplain conservation and restoration by protecting key habitats, especially intact habitats.
The Central Coast Land Conservancy presently owns three fee-owned properties with a total of 18 acres, and manages four conservation easements that have a combined total of 230 acres. The properties range from five to one hundred acres. Our projects are found in spruce/hemlock and Douglas fir forests, estuarine and tidal salt marshes, and other coastal wetlands and floodplains. Details about our specific land holdings can be found in the section under Our Land Holdings.
The Central Coast Land Conservancy is a founding member of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, whose mission is to serve and strengthen the land trust community throughout the state. We are also a member of the national Land Trust Alliance, whose mission is to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Central Coast Land Conservancy has adopted the Alliance's Land Trust Standards and Practices to guide us and assure responsible land trust operation.
The Central Coast Land Conservancy's Board of Directors is comprised of people with expertise derived from their professional work and life experiences, including employment with public agencies, private industry and various nonprofit boards. The Conservancy's Board of Directors takes an active role in technical issues as well as fulfillment of the organization's purposes and goals.