Protecting Oregon's
Natural Lands

For Generations To Come

We are Mckenzie river trust

The McKenzie River Trust is a nonprofit land trust formed in 1989 to protect critical habitats and scenic lands in the McKenzie Basin. Since 2000, our service area has included the watersheds of the Long Tom, Upper Willamette, Coast and Middle Forks of the Willamette, Umpqua, Siuslaw, and coastal streams and lakes from Reedsport to Yachats. In 2021, we expanded our coastal service area to stretch from Reedsport north to Lincoln City and opened our first field office in Newport.

Throughout our history, we have partnered with caring landowners, our members, foundations, and partner organizations to protect, forever, land and water in western Oregon.

protecting land and water

McKenzie River Trust works with willing landowners to protect and care for more than 7,000 acres of land for fish, wildlife, water quality, and the people of Western Oregon.

Connecting people to place

Each year, McKenzie River Trust members, volunteers, business supporters, schools, and community groups give their time and resources to help protect and care for the lands and rivers we cherish in western Oregon.

restoring natural systems

From the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon coast, McKenzie River Trust works with partners across the region to design and implement large-scale restoration projects for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and people of western Oregon. With your help, we’re leaving the land better than we found it.

Join us on the land

Explore Green Island on the Second Saturday of Each Month
Learn in the outdoors through Connect with the land tours
Volunteer for conservation from September-June

From the Field

Property Donation Protects Coho Salmon Habitat on Oregon Coast

In March of 2023, the Estergard family donated 85 of their original 300 acres of farmland on the North Fork of the Siuslaw River to McKenzie River Trust. The site, located a few miles upstream from the confluence with the mainstem Siuslaw River, provides important habitat for native species including Coho Salmon, lamprey, and waterfowl.

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On This Land

Our Winter Writers Series (2022-23) weaves stories of connection between people and place. From old log ponds and logging camps to kitchen windows that reveal a nation’s painful past, we are met with loss, connection, hope, and humor.

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McKenzie River Trust

120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Suite 270
Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 345-2799

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Note: Office hours are currently limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Please contact us through email as much as possible.