Oregon Water Trust

Founded in 1993, the Oregon Water Trust restores surface water flows for healthier streams in Oregon by using cooperative, free-market solutions. Our Water Rights Acquisition Program purchases, leases or in other ways acquires water rights from voluntary sellers, mainly farmers, ranchers and other private landowners. We were the nation’s first non-profit organization to test whether the “market environmentalism” pioneered by The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Lands could be applied to increasing stream flow for fish conservation, water quality improvements, or recreational use. By balancing the environmental needs of salmon and other threatened species with the economic needs of farmers and other irrigators, we help rural communities maintain their farming or other resource-focused industries, and build community-wide support for river and stream stewardship.

522 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 825
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 227-4464
(503) 227-4419
(503) 226-3480 (fax)

Website  owt.org


Mr. William Frederick Paulus
503-227-4464  Executive Director, Oregon Water Trust

Posted 12/13/2004 7:20 PM
Updated   9/12/2006

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