Support Our Vision
Since its creation, our land trust has acquired 12 conservation easements in Columbia, Walla Walla and Union counties totaling almost 4,000 acres. This is a great start but we have much more work to do. In our service area, we've identified nearly 300,000 acres of private land with high conservation values that would benefit from conservation protection. The need for land protection we can provide is enormous.
In order to conserve critical rural properties, we work hard to educate everyone in our six-county service area about our natural resources. If you've shared a Learning on the Land event with us, you know one of the ways we do that. We also actively promote outdoor recreation opportunities.
While we receive funding from federal and state government to purchase conservation easements, they provide very few funds to pay for our operations. Over 90% of our operating expenses are paid by donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.
Memberships are available at a variety of benefit levels and donations of all levels are greatly appreciated.
• Benefactors receive: the BMLT quarterly newsletter, Saving the Land quarterly magazine, two season passes to all Learning on the Land programs, two BMLT caps, and access to special social events exclusively for benefactors.
• Patrons receive: the BMLT quarterly newsletter, Saving the Land quarterly magazine, and two season passes to all Learning on the Land programs.
• Families receive: the BMLT quarterly newsletter, and four passes for individual Learning on the Land programs.
• Members receive: the BMLT quarterly newsletter, and two passes for individual Learning on the Land programs.