Because people & nature need each other
Founded in 1989, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mt.Pisgah area.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to conserve the Greater Mt. Pisgah area’s incredible botanical, wildlife and recreational values. The Friends mobilize funding, scientific expertise and volunteer resources to improve the botanical, fish, wildlife and recreational values throughout the greater Mt. Pisgah area.
Our activites include:
- Enhancing recreation by improving trails to protect the park’s native beauty.
- Nurturing native habitats through scientific restoration projects.
- Cultivating a culture of stewardship through community involvement and volunteer service.
- Advocating for land protection and landowner collaboration in the greater Mt. Pisgah area.
The Friends are collaborating with our Rivers to Ridges partners to achieve the positive vision for the confluence of the Coast & Middle Forks of the Willamette. Toward this end, and thanks to the huge support of Friends like you, we are acquiring and protecting the 63-acre parcel called “Turtle Flats” at the confluence and designing a 300-acre floodplain restoration project in partnership with neighboring private landowners, The Nature Conservancy, and Oregon State Parks. Read more…
Our many successes result from collaboration with our partners. For example, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, a separate organization, manages a 209-acre leased area within Buford Park. Together we help care for the 2300-acre Buford Park in partnership with Lane County Parks, the landowner. Beyond Buford Park, we assist The Nature Conservancy by controlling invasive weeds and propagating native plants and hosting guided tours for the public on the adjacent 1270-acre Willamette Confluence project. Other partners include Oregon State Parks, Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and Willamalane Parks District.