Oregon's coast and rivers are signature landscapes and important scenic
and recreational resources for residents and visitors alike. TPL in
Oregon was one of the originators of the effort to save the natural
On November 17, 1986, the Columbia River Gorge was permanently protected by the National Scenic Area Act. The Act created an 85-mile long, 290,000-acre protected area full of natural, scenic and cultural wonders.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.