OR Department of Land Conservation and Development


Our purpose is to guide land use policy to:
  • Foster livable, sustainable development in urban and rural communities
  • Protect farm and forest lands and other natural resources
  • Conserve coastal and ocean resources
  • Improve the well-being and prosperity of citizens, businesses and communities throughout Oregon
Our philosophy is a commitment to land stewardship and public service, achieved through our shared values:
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Responsiveness
  • Accountability
  • Fairness
Our position as the nationally recognized leader in the arena of land conservation and development is established by:
  • A dedication to resource protection and growth management
  • An aspiration for innovative, sustainable urban development
  • Our contribution to the state's economic competitiveness
  • A pledge to always work to earn the public’s trust