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The Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund

The Oregon Conservation & Recreation Fund (Fund) is a new way for Oregonians to support projects that protect and enhance the species and habitats identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy and create new opportunities for wildlife watching, urban conservation, community science, and other wildlife-associated recreation. The Oregon legislature created this Fund in 2019.

For most of our history, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s work to protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and their habitats was paid for by the relatively small number of people who hunt and fish. This new Fund is an opportunity for ALL Oregonians to demonstrate support for building a broader conservation legacy for present and future generations.

The Oregon Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee (Committee) was created to advise the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on expenditures from the Fund.

The Oregon legislature put $1 million in tax monies (the General Fund) aside for this Fund, but ODFW cannot access those state dollars unless we raise matching funds of $1 million. Your contribution to the Conservation & Recreation Fund is vital to helping us meet this goal and making your voice heard as a supporter of fish and wildlife conservation!

***As of 8/10/2020 the legislature eliminated the General Fund available to this program in the 2019-2021 biennium. The legislature encouraged the Department to return in 2021 to request General Fund match for all funds raised through the end of June, 2021. The Advisory Committee encourages you to help us meet this fundraising challenge to increase the amount of General Fund to be requested.**

Your gift:

  • could be matched dollar-for-dollar with public funds
  • supports critically important conservation and recreation projects led by conservation organizations across the state
  • motivates the legislature to invest more public dollars in conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats in the future

 

Help create a conservation legacy for the people of Oregon with your gift to the Conservation & Recreation Fund

Donate Here

Want to learn more? Contact us at odfw.ocrf@state.or.us

 

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