McKenzie River Trust

Since 1989, the McKenzie River Trust (MRT) has helped people protect and care for the 
lands and rivers they cherish in western Oregon. From the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific 
Ocean, MRT envisions a future in which conservation lands are at the core of community 
efforts to sustain clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and diverse natural resource 
economies. We work at the intersection of ecological systems and human community needs to
ensure the health of both in the face of changes in climate and land use. MRT protects over 
7,000 acres of land through ownership and conservation easement. Grounded in science, we 
work collaboratively to heal, restore, and enhance regionally important natural systems, and 
connect people to places they care about. MRT is based in Eugene, and our work is centered 
in the upper Willamette River Basin, but we also carry out work in the Umpqua, Siuslaw, and 
coastal river basins. In 2021 we opened our first field office on the central Oregon coast.