We're honored to be named the fourth best small nonprofit to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business.
The award is especially meaningful because it determines exceptional workplaces based on employee feedback. More than 5,000 employees from across the state took part in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2016 survey.
While the Land Trust is headquartered in Vancouver, it serves Oregon communities and wildlife along the Columbia River from the John Day to the Pacific Ocean. We have offices in Astoria, Portland, and Hood River, where many of our conservation and stewardship staff are based. Our Portland office is also a hub for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, an urban wildlife conservation and stewardship program serving Portland, Lake Oswego, Gresham, and Fairview, which the Land Trust operates in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland.
At the Land Trust, we do our best to put employees first by hiring talented people and fostering a balanced, fulfilling work environment. In recent years, we’ve adjusted salaries to stay competitive in the regional market, we’ve improved our benefits package, and we’ve refined our management approach to ensure that staff feel empowered, valued, and respected. We take this award is a sign that our approach is working.
We congratulate all of the nonprofit organizations named to the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon and commend their commitment to their employees. We also applaud our staff for their dedication and professionalism, which makes the conservation and stewardship of our cherished Northwest lands possible.