Partnerships

We would like to thank the following organizations for supporting and collaborating in partnership with Lane County Parks Division:

Rivers to Ridges
The Rivers to Ridges Partnership is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the upper Willamette Valley by working together to protect and enhance the region’s land and water resources and their ecosystem functions and values; and to provide environmental education and compatible outdoor recreation opportunities as outlined in the Rivers to Ridges Metropolitan Regional Parks and Open Space Study — Vision and Strategies document. 

Lane County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 
The Lane County Mounted Posse was founded in 1941. The war was taking a toll on staffing levels, so the posse was created to help share in and lighten the work load. Today, the posse's focus has shifted to include search and rescue, community service, and acting as ambassadors of public relations for the Sheriff.

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum 
The Arboretum is a nonprofit organization that relies on community support from hundreds of volunteers and members to maintain a 209-acre nature facility at the heart of the 2200-acre Howard Buford Recreation Area. We lease these 209 acres from Lane County. The largest portion of our funding comes from individual donations and memberships.

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah 
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.
 
McKenzie River Discovery Center 
McKenzie River Discovery Center is building a community park, a meeting space with educational venue, and a 10,000 sq ft. educational experience that emotionally and physically immerses visitors in the geology, cultural history, and aquatic life of the McKenzie River Watershed.