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.

Current Stories

Volunteer Opportunity: Visit a Wetland for Us!

We are in need of some help!   May is American Wetlands month and we want to help people get out into wetlands.  Our big idea is to create a “wetland passport”for 10 easy to visit wetlands in the Portland area.  For each of the wetlands we would like to have a picture, three types of

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Keeping Beavers in the System

For the last decade agencies, land trusts and volunteer groups have been working throughout Oregon to enhance our watersheds. The work has brought the return of many native species, including the American beaver. Statewide, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement board has been the lead funder, while Clean Water Services has funded the majority of projects in

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