Creating a Rainforest Reserve

This rugged horizon line stretching east from the Pacific Ocean—a familiar view from Astoria to Tillamook—
is the backbone of the proposed Rainforest Reserve adjacent to Oswald West State Park.

North Coast Land Conservancy is working to create a 3,500-acre Rainforest Reserve adjacent to Oswald West State Park and Cape Falcon Marine Reserve on Oregon’s North Coast. This $10 million campaign will create a vast conservation corridor, unprecedented in size in Oregon, stretching from the summit of coastal-fronting peaks to and into the Pacific Ocean. Those high peaks host unique ecosystems, with plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world, making them Oregon’s own “Galapagos Islands.”

 

Help NCLC complete a nearly century-old vision for conservation of this unique stretch of Oregon’s magnificent coastline.

 

A CONSERVATION CORRIDOR PLUNGING FROM THE PEAKS INTO THE OCEAN

The proposed Rainforest Reserve will include Onion Peak, most of the Angora Peak complex, and nearly all of the Arch Cape Creek watershed. Together with adjacent conserved lands, it will create an unprecedented 32-square-mile conservation corridor on the Oregon Coast for people and wildlife, including:

● Oswald West State Park

● Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas

● The proposed Arch Cape Community Forest, which North Coast Land Conservancy is helping to advance with technical support.

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AT THE HEART OF THE COASTAL EDGE INITIATIVE

North Coast Land Conservancy Coastal Edge Initiative is focused on conserving coastal lands from Tillamook Head to Nehalem Bay. In 2016 NCLC secured a partner—Onion Peak Holdings LLC—to create an opportunity to purchase critical lands for conservation within the Coastal Edge Initiative target area.  NCLC is now working to advance two complementary projects in the Coastal Edge: the Rainforest Reserve, in partnership with Arch Cape Water District, the Arch Cape Community Forest.

Learn more about the Coastal Edge Initiative