Taking Conservation to Scale
One of America’s largest and most successful landscape conservation programs, Tree for All takes a community-based, systems approach to building watershed resiliency. Since 2005, Tree for All partners have restored more than 140 river and tributary miles in Oregon's Tualatin River Watershed.
We recognize the need to create a healthy and resilient environment for humans and wildlife. Our approach responds to the challenges of urbanization, climate change, agricultural vibrancy, and ecological diversity. Tree for All has proven capable of acting on a scale that ensures a healthy watershed now and for future generations.
In order to create resilient, thriving landscapes, we have to act on unprecedented scale. It will take new kinds of partnerships, new sources of funding and a holistic approach.
The Watershed, Mapped
Partners are engaged at hundreds of sites across the watershed. Visit our Case Studies page to learn about ongoing work at dozens of those sites, or click any of the green dots below.
The Power of Partnership
Across the Tualatin Watershed, the impacts of more than 700 Tree for All projects are impossible to miss.
Floodplains are functioning as nature intended, providing vital storage for rivers and creeks in severe weather, protecting cities and development downstream. Fish, birds, and wildlife can once again move around the landscape much as they did centuries ago. And perhaps most exciting for the future: a generation is growing up with hands-on stewardship experience.
More than 25,000 acres have been restored, and more than 140 river miles.
Transformative partnerships make it possible. Core activities vary, but all projects include a restoration component—and none are executed by one organization, working in isolation.
An extensive 2017 report by Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions argues that restoration would have taken much longer to accomplish, or would have covered much smaller areas, without Tree for All’s partnerships.
In some instances, it’s likely that restoration wouldn’t have occurred at all. Read more >