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NEDC was established by a group of professors, law students and attorney alumni at Lewis and Clark Law School in 1969. NEDC is an independent non-profit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.



Save the Date! Oct. 2-4th, 2015: You are invited to join NEDC for our annual retreat at Westwind, a beautiful lodge on the rugged Oregon Coast. The weekend will feature presentations and panels on regional environmental issues, delicious meals, hiking, yoga, music, a talent show, a bonfire and more!

NEDC hosted Pedal Pursuit on April 4, 2015 and it was a blast! Check out some of the highlights on facebook or instagram.

Watch this video to learn about the work of NEDC from the perspective of the staff and volunteers

Learn about NEDC’s Supreme Court Case