Land Conservation

Using legal channels to preserve the Pacific Northwest

The Columbia Land Trust uses conservation easements to preserve the wild riparian places of the Pacific Northwest. Conservation easements ensure that properties will be permanently free from future development by placing restrictions on the deeds themselves. That way, if ownership of the property is transferred, the conservation easement still exists. Since 2014, Columbia Land Trust has conserved more than 400 acres of land along the Lower Columbia Estuary and the Tualatin and Hood Rivers with support from the LEX-NG Fund, and they will continue to identify conservation properties and negotiate with landowners in the region. Using these legal channels, we can ensure that important riverfront habitats are protected for generations to come. 

The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore. If you would like to learn more about projects supported by the LEX-NG Fund worldwide, please contact the Fund by email. To support our work by making a contribution to the LEX-NG Fund, click here.

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