The 40-Mile Loop Land Trust was incorporated in
1981 with the purpose of assisting in the acquisition of lands along
with conservation and recreation easements along the 40-Mile Loop
The 40-Mile Loop Land Trust, a non-profit private land acquisition
organization. The Trust remains independent of any
governmental body and is managed by a volunteer citizen board of
The 40-Mile Loop Land Trust brings together the park planning activities of
13 local jurisdictions, including:
City of Portland
Oregon State Parks Division
Port of Portland
Corps of Engineers
State & Federal Fish and Game Agencies
Public Drainage Districts
Cities of Gresham and Troutdale
The cooperative venture has proven to be cost
effective. As governmental budgets make reductions to
parks programs, the work of a private, non-profit group such as
the Land Trust in coordinating the various agencies and
initiating land acquisitions saves the agencies time and money..
Helping make the Loop a reality is a big return for a small
investment. Activities of the Land Trust include:
Acquiring lands by using funds available in the Trust's
Accepting land donations by deed or by
Accepting conservation easements or other
rights to trail construction.
"Land Banking" of properties for future
transfer to public agencies.
Identification of needed land along the
Advocacy of government funding for purchase
and construction of trails.
Development of public access to the trail.
Help in forming local advocacy groups for
management and use of parks.