Wetlands clean and recharge our water supply, provide critical fish and wildlife habitat,
and protect our communities from floods. They are some of the most biologically rich and productive lands in Oregon. Learn how The Wetlands Conservancy is conserving these important places.
Promoting community and private partnerships to permanently protect and conserve Oregon’s greatest wetlands.
Building strategies to support conservation while nurturing community stewardship, restoration and acquisition of land.
Engaging people through outreach, education and hands-on restoration to explore the role that wetlands play in the health and livability of their community.
What the Shell Happened to the Oysters? In the early 1900’s Oregon was lined with prolific wild oyster populations. After the gold rush, the West Coast saw a rise in hydraulic mining, paper mills and human population which created a concentration in coastal water pollutants and killing off wild reefs. The surviving oysters were not
During the past 20 years the Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians (CTSI) has carried out aquatic research, assessments and restoration across the Siletz and Yaquina Basins. This work has resulted in the Tribe identifying the need to achieve many aspects of cultural preservation through habitat enhancements and conservation actions. Examples of cultural preservation include