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Oregon Lands At Work

Across Oregon, farms, forests and ranches are doing good things for the economy and for the environment. They’re economically productive and vibrant. They produce the food we eat, the wood we build with. They’re home to the animals we love, the streams we fish, the forests we hike. They’re the legacy we leave for future Oregonians.

These special landscapes are possible through a dedicated collaboration between family farms and ranches, forestry and timber interests, conservation groups and government agencies. All coming together to ensure that economic opportunities are in balance with clean and abundant water, beautiful landscapes and vibrant habitats for fish and wildlife.

It takes a special breed of people — Oregonians — to make this partnership successful. And thanks to them, these lands are working throughout Oregon.

These Lands are Working Across Oregon

Learn more about the working farms, forests and ranches.
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A Fish Hotel on A Sheep Ranch
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Organized Ecology
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Focusing on Farmers
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For Sale: When Oregon Farm and Ranch Land Changes Hands
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Ensuring the Next Generation of Oregon Farmers
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Agriculture in Transition
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The Sage-Grouse Conservation Project
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Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative
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Oregon’s Salmon SuperHWY: Ensuring a Lively Coastal Ecosystem for Future Generations
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Collaboration in Harney County Finds Common Ground
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Gilchrist State Forest Restoration Project
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Sustainable Expansion at Fry Family Farm
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Tillamook County: Land of Many Waters
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Preserving Tillamook County’s Dairy Industry
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Stewardship at the City of Hillsboro Water Department
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The Seven Seeds Farm Ecosystem
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Restoration of Whychus Creek
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Generations of Work at Wolfe Century Farm
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The Williamson River Delta Preserve Project
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Drew’s Valley Ranch Conservation
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Western Juniper Markets Can Restore Oregon’s Grasslands and Economy
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Orchard Care and Water Management at Kiyokawa Orchards
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Holistic Land Use at Grasslands, LLC
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Intelligent Water Use at Bear Creek Orchards
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Resourceful Water Usage at Bowman’s Cranberry Bogs
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Environmental Stewardship at Quail Run Vineyards
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The Growing Problem with Western Juniper
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Water Quality Trading on the Rogue River
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Yankee Creek Forestry Restoration
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Sustainable Harvest, Habitat and Recreation at Skyline Forest
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Madison Ranches Sustainable Agriculture
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Protecting the East Moraine of Wallowa Lake
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Farmers Conservation Alliance Irrigation Modernization Program
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Managing Zena Forest
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Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project
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Bald Hill Farm Honors Ecological Diversity
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Trails and Timber on Mount Emily Recreation Area
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Wildlife Habitat and Water Quality on Desolation Creek Timberland
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Farmers Screen: Fish Protection and Efficient Irrigation for Farmers

It is our responsibility and privilege to help make sure this beautiful landscape and its agricultural heritage are not destroyed.

— Jack Sparrowk, Drew's Valley Ranch

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