Because people & nature need each other…

Founded in 1989, the mission of Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah is to 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 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.  


Join Us for our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year! 

You’re Invited to our Fall Celebration 

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 5-7 pm

Thank you to everyone who has reserved their seats. Due to the limited seating, we are now full. We are accepting requests to be on the wait list Here. If you have RSVP’ed and need to make changes to your reservation, please contact Gretchen.

Location: The Unitarian Church, 1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene

Fresh seasonal meal, local beer, cider, and wine. Jazz and blues piano music provided by Gus Russell

Food • Drink • Music • Friends • Stories • Inspiration • Fun!

Bring your passion and generosity! 

Keynote Address: Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law, and author, Nature’s Trust. Mary’s talk is entitled “Community Stewardship: The Interdependence of Land and People.”

About our invited speaker: Mary Wood is an award-winning professor who has published extensively on public trust law, climate crisis, natural resources, and native law issues. Her most recent book, Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, sets forth a new paradigm of ecological responsibility.  She originated the legal theory called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, which seeks to hold governments accountable to reduce carbon pollution within their jurisdictions.  Further, Professor Wood’s research is being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world.  Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national and international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Milestone Reached on Confluence River Restoration Project

Friends partnered with TNC in the summer of 2016 to advance the restoration project at the Willamette Confluence.
Click here for updates as of September 2016

Friends Protect Turtle Flats in Perpetuity

In 2015, the Friends purchase the 62-acre “Turtle Flats” property, an important natural area at the confluence of the Coast and Middle Forks of the Willamette River, just outside Eugene. This land is being restored to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. The purchase is a milestone in a multi-phase floodplain restoration project along the Willamette.
Click here for the full story

Take a Hike! Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah is the largest and most visited park in Lane County. Come visit to see why!

There are multiple trailheads you can use to access many miles of beautiful hiking trails.
Click here for detailed directions


Do You Like Our Photos?

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah proudly highlights Mt. Pisgah’s natural beauty using photographs provided by Friends, Volunteers, and Members. Special thanks to Falling Art Photography for providing the Friends with professional pictures. Thanks to all.


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