Environmental Groups in Oregon

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Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
(SOCAN) – Coastal Chapter

Mission: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now is a grassroots, volunteer, non-profit organization of area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. Through volunteer projects, we focus on reducing the impacts of Global Warming across Southern Oregon.

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State Level Organizations

1000 Friends of Oregon
Mission: To enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.

Beyond Toxics
Mission:  A statewide environmental justice organization advancing policies that ensure meaningful participation and cultivating grassroots leadership from Oregon’s frontline and impacted communities.

Climate Solutions
Mission:  Accelerating clean energy solutions to the climate crisis.

Oregon Environmental Council
Mission: We bring Oregonians together to protect our water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations.

Oregon Parks Forever
Mission: Raising funds to enhance & preserve special places and experiences in Oregon’s Parks.

Oregon Wild
Mission: Works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.

Renew Oregon
Mission: We believe in a clean energy future for the state we love: An Oregon with good-paying jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. A prosperous Oregon protected for future generations. We’re working to transition away from dirty, polluting energy to a clean, equitable economy.

Sierra Club – Oregon Chapter
Mission: Protecting Oregon’s wild forests and high deserts, and all public lands, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, currently threatened to be downsized.
Stopping reckless fracked gas pipelines and export terminals, like the Jordan Cove terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline. Fighting for affordable clean energy solutions, led by those most impacted by climate injustice, through the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) city ballot initiative.

Mission: To bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship.

Water Watch
Mission: To protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers.

The Wetlands Conservancy
Mission: To partner with communities across our state in conserving, enhancing and restoring the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations.

Wild Rivers Land Trust
Mission: To conserve the natural treasures and working lands on Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast in perpetuity. Partnering with landowners, we explore non-regulatory methods to safeguard the rural way-of-life Americans cherish. Our projects integrate improvements to the lives of local people while sustaining areas of ecological concern.

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Oregon Coast Alliance
Mission: To protect the Oregon coast by working with coastal residents for sustainable communities; protection and restoration of coastal and marine natural resources; providing education and advocacy on land use development; and adaptation to climate change.

Audubon Society of Lincoln City
Lincoln City
Mission: To encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds, other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast.

Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Mission: To preserve land and nurture conservation values in partnership with an engaged community in the Nehalem region of the Oregon Coast.

Association of Northwest Steelheaders
Mission: Anglers dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and tomorrow.

Northcoast Land Conservancy
Mission: Helping to conserve Oregon’s coastal lands, forever.

Izaak Walton League of America – Silverton Chapter
Mission: Works to protect the Natural Resources of the Silverton area and the state of Oregon.

Tualatin Riverkeepers
Mission: Protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. We build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education

Izaak Walton League of America – Nehalem Valley Chapter
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.


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350 PDX
Mission: To build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act.

Audubon Society of Portland
Mission: To inspire all people to love and protect birds, wildlife, and the natural environment upon which life depends.

Mission: To transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

The Climate Reality Project: Portland, OR Chapter
Mission: To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Columbia Riverkeeper
Mission: To protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Community Cycling Center
Mission: To help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom, and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything that we do.

Mission: Empowers disenfranchised communities to overcome social and environmental injustices and adapt to climate change through urban re-greening. Depave transforms over-paved places, creates resilient community greenspaces, promotes workforce development and education, and advocates for policy change to undo manifestations of systemic racism.

Mission: Inspiring people to take responsibility for Earth.

Mission: To inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.

Forest Park Conservancy
Mission: Maintains trails, restores native habitat, and inspires community appreciation and future stewardship for generations to come.

The Freshwater Trust
Mission: To preserve and restore freshwater ecosystems.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Mission: Ensuring strict implementation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other laws protecting the region of the Columbia River Gorge; promoting responsible stewardship of Gorge land, air, and waters; encouraging public ownership of sensitive areas; educating the public about the unique natural values of the Columbia River Gorge and the importance of preserving those values; and working with groups and individuals to accomplish mutual preservation goals.

Friends of Trees
Mission: Inspires people to improve the natural world around them through a simple solution: Planting trees. Together.

The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
Mission: To conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends, and for nearly 60 years, we’ve been working in Oregon to do just that. We’re bringing people together to solve the biggest conservation challenges of our time by transforming policy, inspiring communities to take action, protecting vital habitats and natural resources and improving livelihoods.

The Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals
Mission: To provide opportunities for and to encourage the professional development and recognition of members through meetings, conferences and other activities.

Northwest Environmental Advocates
Mission: Works through advocacy and education to use federal environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, to protect and restore water quality and habitat in the Northwest and nationwide.

Northwest Environmental Defense Center
Mission: To preserve and protect the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest.

Ocean Conservancy
Mission: Working with you to protect our ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
Mission: Provide transformative wilderness experiences that grow a community of environmental advocates.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Mission: To pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Mission: Works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to protect our climate, end the nuclear threat, promote peace, and advance justice.

Recycling Advocates
Mission: Dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Sierra Club – Columbia Network
503-238-0442 x301
Mission: To explore, learn, enjoy, and protect our region’s land, air, and water. Dedicated to preserving Central and Eastern Oregon’s environment, natural resources, and quality of life.

Willamette Riverkeeper
Mission: Dedicated to the protection and restoration of Oregon’s great Willamette River.


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Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Mission: To protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. 

Rogue Riverkeeper
Mission: Works to protect and restore clean water and native fish in the waters of the Rogue.

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
Mission: To protect and enhance precious land in the Rogue River region to benefit our human and natural communities.

Citizens Against LNG
Mission: Oppose the Jordan Cove LNG project while supporting the development of clean, green, sustainable and plentiful renewable energy.

SOCAN – Southern Oregon Climate Action Now – Coastal Chapter
Mission: Area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. 

Siskiyou Audubon Society
Grants Pass
Mission: To promote the welfare of birds and other wildlife through habitat enhancement and education. Our primary focus is on our local community, our local schools, and issues of the Pacific Northwest.

Klamath Basin Audubon Society
Klamath Falls
Mission: Provide the opportunity for all to experience and appreciate our region’s wildlife, focusing on birds and other natural resources.

Klamath Lake Land Trust
Klamath Falls
Mission: Advocates for South Central Oregon’s forest, wetlands, deserts, and watersheds, through restoration, land acquisition, conservation easements, ecologically informed land management, and public education.

Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Mission: To support the conservation and restoration of ecosystems so that birds and other wildlife may flourish and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity.

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SOCAN – Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Mission: Area residents who care about climate change and have joined forces to take bold action against it. 

Rogue Climate
Mission: To empower Southern Oregon communities most impacted by climate change, including low-income, rural, youth, seniors, and communities of color, to win climate justice by organizing for clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment.

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society
Port Orford
Mission: To protect the extraordinary and diverse natural habitats of our area, including old-growth forests, stunning coastlines, and wild rivers — for birds, fish, wildlife, and the next generations.

Wild Rivers Land Trust
Port Orford
Mission: Foster voluntary protection of our clean water, fish and wildlife habitat, working forests, farms and ranches, in partnership with landowners and communities through conservation, restoration, collaboration and education.

Douglas County Global Warming Coalition
Mission: A catalyst to promote a healthy climate for our communities & future generations. Find and share solutions through awareness, advocacy & collaboration.

Umpqua Watersheds
Mission: Dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed and beyond through education, training, advocacy and ecologically sound stewardship.


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350 Deschutes
Mission: To address the greatest threat to human lives, 350Deschutes engages in Climate Advocacy, Climate Education, developing climate policy that serves all people, including a just transition for affected workers to transition to a clean low carbon economy, with special consideration for the needs of the most vulnerable communities, such as the elderly, families with children, rural residents, people of low income and people of color.

Deschutes Land Trust
Mission: To conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregon, so local communities and the natural world can flourish together for generations to come.

East Cascades Audubon Society
Mission: We gather local data and both sponsor and participate in projects that help protect local bird populations.

The Environmental Center
Mission: Advances a healthy, vibrant place to live, work and play – for all of us today and for future generations to inherit. 

Juniper Group, Oregon Sierra Club
Mission: Dedicated to preserving Central and Eastern Oregon’s environment, natural resources, and quality of life.

Oregon Desert Land Trust
Mission:  Works to conserve private lands in the state’s high desert region. 

Oregon Natural Desert Association
Mission: Encourages people to get to know the desert and to take steps to conserve these public lands. 

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Rogue Climate
Coos Bay
Mission: To empower Southern Oregon communities most impacted by climate change, including low-income, rural, youth, seniors, and communities of color, to win climate justice by organizing for clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment.

Audubon Society of Corvallis
Mission: To educate the public about birds, other wildlife, and the importance of the habitat and provides the opportunity for people to enjoy nature. Also advocate public policy and personal behavior that respects, conserves, and restore wildlife habitat.

Corvallis Environmental Center
Mission: To educate, engage, and inspire people to be involved in creating a healthy, sustainable community. 

Greenbelt Land Trust
Mission: We are committed to protecting and preserving the Willamette Valley—this awe-inspiring place that we love here in western Oregon. 

Institute for Applied Technology
Mission: To conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. 

Sierra Club – Marys Peak Group
Mission: To explore, learn, enjoy, and protect our region’s land, air, and water.

Mission: Encourages builders, community members, artists and businesses to rethink what they use and what they throw away. 

Cascadia Action Network
Mission: Work to create impactful and intersectional environmental change through direct action on our campus and in our community.

Cascadia Forest Defenders
Mission: Committed to stopping the destruction of the Earth, particularly in the region know as Cascadia.

Cascadia Wildlands
Mission: Defends and restores Cascadia’s wild ecosystems in the forests, in the courts, and in the streets.

Lane County Audubon Society
Mission: Dedicated to the conservation of and education about our natural environment, with a primary focus on birds and other wildlife and their habitats.

McKenzie River Trust
Mission: To enhance and reestablish the native vegetation, water cycles and other functional ecosystem elements appropriate to the places we protect. Connecting people to places they care about.

Native Plant Society of Oregon
Mission: Works tirelessly for plant and habitat conservation. 

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticide
Mission: To protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.

Sierra Club – Many Rivers Group
Mission: To explore, learn, enjoy, and protect our region’s land, air, and water.

350 Oregon Central Coast
Mission: To Take Action with Other Community Organizations to All Work Together.  For a Healthy Ecosystem of Clean Water, Air, Soil, Food & Ocean with Biodiversity by using Ecosystem Best Management Principals First.  

Cape Arago Audubon Society
North Bend
Mission: To promote appreciation and understanding of the birds and natural environment of Coos County through education, field trips, and local restoration and conservation projects that enhance our community.

350 Salem OR
Mission: To build an inclusive grassroots movement focused on keeping fossil fuels in the ground, advocating for a just transition to a renewable energy economy, and supporting community-based resilience in response to the climate emergency. 

Salem Audubon Society
Mission: To connect people to Nature, through education focused on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, and conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems.

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Columbia Gorge Climate Action Now 
Hood River
Mission: Educates, organizes and motivates Columbia Gorge activists to reduce and eliminate fossil fuel usage and climate change, at all levels from individual to global.  We encourage clean local renewable energy, conservation, community sustainability and resilience throughout our National Scenic Area.

Columbia Riverkeeper
Hood River
Mission: Columbia Riverkeeper works to protect, restore, & care for the Columbia River.

CREATE, a Columbia Riverkeeper Affiliate
Hood River
Mission: To protect the health of the rich and productive Columbia River Estuary, the life it supports and the many livelihoods that depend upon it.


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Blue Mountain Land Trust
John Day
Mission: To protect the scenic, natural, and working lands that characterize the Blue Mountains region through collaboration with communities and landowners.

Greater Hells Canyon Council
La Grande
Mission: To connect, protect, and restore the wild lands, waters, native species and habitats of the Greater Hells Canyon Region, ensuring a legacy of healthy ecosystems for future generations.

Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coolition
Mission:  To facilitate communication, education, adaptation and conservation with regard to changing climate.

Friends of Malheur – National Wildlife Refuge
541-493-2612 ext. 4230
Mission: Committed to conserving, enhancing, and restoring fish and wildlife habitat and cultural history in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon through the support of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff and programs.


Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Hero...Our nonprofit volunteer team is focused on providing tools and ideas that empower all who want to reduce emissions and care for our shared planet.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Elders Climate Action ...to mobilize elders throughout the United States to address climate change while there is still time to protect the well-being of our grandchildren and future generations. We are dedicated to using the power of our caring, our wisdom and our numbers to push for strong policies that will reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.