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Helping to conserve Oregon's coastal lands and waters, forever.

We envision a fully functioning coastal landscape where healthy communities of people, plants and wildlife all thrive.

North Coast Land Conservancy is a nationally accredited, nonprofit land trust dedicated to safeguarding Oregon’s coastal land and seascapes. Since 1986, we’ve worked with a variety of community partners and dedicated individuals to acquire and steward rich coastal habitats for long-term conservation, from the Columbia River to the Siletz Bay.


We use place-based data to provide natural climate solutions that support Oregon’s climate priorities and make a positive influence at a global level. Our North Coast hosts some of the most climate-resilient ecosystems in the world, including temperate rainforest, wetlands and nearshore marine habitats.


Our work connects networks of land, water and habitats for plants and animals to better adapt to climate change and regional development. Our work also connects people to the land and water that surrounds and sustains them. We collaborate with other organizations and agencies to create landscape-level conservation impacts.


We engage our diverse coastal communities in ways that underscore our shared values and that nurture collaboration, so future generations can enjoy a healthy and intact ecosystem. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst leadership and supporters, and we our goal is to intentionally include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) voices in every facet of our work.

Conserving Oregon’s Coastal Lands and Waters

NCLC manages an ever-growing network of more than 60 habitat reserves and easements across the Oregon Coast, in addition to hosting a marine program centered on Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. Recognizing the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, we work strategically to conserve core ecological systems—air, water, soil and more—that are the basis of all life.

Taking Care of Our Home, in Perpetuity

From the air we breathe to the water we drink, humans’ survival is bound to the well-being of our surroundings. Expanded recreation opportunities keep us mentally and physically healthy. A robust environment helps our regional economy thrive.

Meanwhile, wildlife doesn’t recognize boundaries. Animals need room to roam, migrate, and forage. Habitat that is uninterrupted across coastal ecosystems enhances the survival of all species and helps them adapt to a changing world.

By storing carbon, healthy forests, wetlands, and marine areas also can temper the effects of climate change in the next century and beyond.