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05 Jan 2022

Executive Director – Wild Rivers Land Trust

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Office Location: Port Orford, OR

About the Wild Rivers Land Trust
In 2000, the Wild Rivers Land Trust (originally known as Elk River Land Trust) began with a handful of like-minded residents passionate about conserving land along the Elk River. Their goals were the same as ours are today—to engage our communities in the preservation of our natural world in order to better ensure a healthy, sustainable planet for all. In 2014, we changed our name to Wild Rivers Land Trust to reflect a significant expansion of our service area. We expanded again in 2018, to cover all of Coos and part of southern Douglas counties to bring our conservation services to people and communities that needed them. The Land Trust currently serves 2.3 million acres on Oregon’s south coast throughout Coos, Curry and southern Douglas counties. Service area: www.wildriverslandtrust.org/conserve-land/protected-places/ .

In 2018, Wild Rivers Land Trust began the process to become a fully accredited land trust through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, the nationally-recognized body that accredits and reviews land trust actions, standards and practices. This is a rigorous process, and the Commission announced in August 2019, that WRLT became one of just over 400 land trusts to achieve that distinction. Accreditation has strengthened the Land Trust and new partnerships and land acquisitions have happened as a direct result of being accredited. It also provides landowners, funders, conservation partners and communities the assurance that Wild Rivers Land Trust operates under the state-of-the-art land conservation standards and practices.

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