Oregon Rangeland Trust

The mission of the Oregon Rangeland Trust is to help Oregon ranch and farm landowners protect and preserve the long-term viability of their ecologically significant private lands.

The Oregon Rangeland Trust (ORT), a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, was established in October 2001 and formally organized in March of 2002. Created by a vote of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, the Oregon Rangeland Trust is aligned with that organization but not a formal part of the cattlemen’s association. The ORT volunteer board of directors, a majority of which must be beef producers, are all members of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.

Board members and volunteers working with ORT have actively participated in conferences and meetings such as the Land Trust Alliance Rally, One Thousand Friends of Oregon meetings, Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts, Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, Chelan-Douglas Counties’ “Building a Vision” 2004, the Rules Advisory Committee for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Land Acquisition program and other meetings that have added to their knowledge of land-use and land trust issues. Participation has been as presenters and as attendees.

ORT has established working relationships with a number of organizations involved in land conservation including The Trust for Public Land, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, OWEB, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Sustainable Northwest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts, the California Rangeland Trust, and others.

Contact Oregon Rangeland Trust

Frank J. O’Leary
Executive Director
P.O. Box 2000
Pendleton, Oregon  97801
Phone: (541)969-9696


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Oregon

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