Priday Ranch, Deschutes Land Trust. Photo by Ryder Redfield

Now is the Moment: Join Together in Conserving the Lands that Define Us

For every $2 given to the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative, The Hollis Foundation will give $1—up to $500,000—if we can raise $1 million by November 30, 2021.

Our lands and waters are essential to life in the Pacific Northwest. Climate change is affecting the long-term ability of our lands and waters to sustain our plants, fish, wildlife, and local communities. The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative supports local land trusts and the communities they serve to preserve climate-resilient habitat and provide communities with access to clean water, reduce flooding risks, maintain working lands, and preserve outdoor spaces for solace and recreation.

Using a science-based approach to identify which places will provide refuge and help native species and communities adapt to a changing climate, the initiative has identified 21 critical land trust projects that form a mosaic across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. We will help to conserve all of these lands—nearly 30,000 acres—and make transformative investments in the region’s land trusts at the same time. Recognizing that resilient lands need resilient organizations, the initiative is a once-in-a-generation conservation opportunity.

Having secured nearly $5 million toward this vision, we must raise an additional $2.3 million to ensure all of the work moves forward. Our local land trusts and communities are relying on us to fulfill the promise of a resilient Pacific Northwest. Thanks to The Hollis Foundation, a supporting organization of OCF, that promise is within reach: For every $2 given, the Hollis Foundation will give $1—up to $500,000—if we can raise $1 million by November 30, 2021.

Your gift to OCF, Seattle Foundation, or Idaho Community Foundation in support of the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative will increase by 50% if we can make our goal. Direct gifts, foundation grants, and grants from donor advised funds are eligible for the challengeMake a gift with a credit card online, or if you have a DAF, give through MyOCF or contact your donor relations officer. For more information, please contact any of the initiative partners listed below. 

For an overview of the initiative, project profiles, and further details, visit the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative and visit the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative online story map.

About the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative

Launched with seed funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative is a collaboration of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), the Land Trust Alliance, Seattle Foundation, and Idaho Community Foundation, in partnership with land trusts and likeminded donors.

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