The 40-Mile Loop Land Trust is an Advocacy Group Promoting a System of
Connected Recreational Trails in the Portland Metro Area. The Trust also Pursues Completion of the 40-Mile Trail Around the Portland Metropolitan Area.
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 corridor.
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 directors.
Activities of the Land Trust include:
– Acquiring lands by using funds available in the Trust’s revolving fund.
– Accepting land donations by deed or by contract.
– 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 corridor.
– 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.”