Core Values

core values interconnection

Interconnection.

We are dedicated to conserving and promoting wetlands to support fish and wildlife, clean water, open space, public safety, and people’s appreciation of nature. We work at different scales—from an individual property to a regional landscape—to support these interconnected systems.

core values community

Community.

We build community, creating strong, long-lasting relationships within our organization and with our diverse partners. We believe respectful collaboration, rather than adversarial confrontation, leads to innovative and long lasting solutions.

core values science

Science.

We implement our mission through the best available science and research. Along with our partners we collect, analyze and disseminate critical data to support wetlands conservation, restoration and education.

core values learning

Learning.

We empower people to explore and discover how wetlands play a vital role in their everyday lives, inspiring them to protect and preserve wetlands throughout Oregon. We collect and share the stories of Oregon’s greatest wetlands, making room for people of all ages to participate.

core values Resilence

Resilience.

Within our organization and the partner network that makes wetlands stewardship possible across Oregon, we are continually learning, experimenting and adapting—enhancing the capacities of human and natural systems to adapt and thrive as conditions change.

core values Legacy

Legacy.

Taking the long view, we create conservation and restoration opportunities through proactive leadership and planning. We develop the science, the restoration plan, and the partnerships that create a legacy and instill a commitment to wetlands stewardship in future generations.