Category Archives: Conservation

TWC and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Identify Common Conservation Priorities

Over the past four years, The Wetlands Conservancy has been working with The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians on research, assessments, and restoration in the Siletz and Yaquina Basins. Our most recent collaborative effort to bring back the native Olympia oyster in the Yaquina estuary, led us to discover that the majority of TWC’s Central

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Water and Wetlands in the Arid Harney Basin

It is been a really dry or “drought year” in Harney County, which directly impacts wet meadow plant composition and habitat quality for wildlife, cattle and water management decisions. For more than ten years, The Wetlands Conservancy has been working in partnership with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, wetland ecologists

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Goodbye Purple Loosestrife

Tillamook Soil and Water Conservation District and Oregon State Parks are testing the use of Hylobius weevils to control purple loosestrife at The Wetlands Conservancy’s Doris Davis Wetland Preserve in Manazanita. The long-term objective of biological control is to reduce the abundance of loosestrife’s impact on wetland flora and fauna. Purple loosestrife crowds out native

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Mosquitoes in the Summer

Are you thinking about mosquitoes as you plan your summer adventures and outings? Do wetlands mean there will be more mosquitoes? Not necessarily. A healthy, flourishing wetland often provides many natural predators of mosquitoes.  Birds, bats, fish, amphibians, dragonflies, and copepods all feed on mosquitoes in their various life stages.  Oftentimes, artificial containers (pet bowls,

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13th Annual Marbled Murrelet Community Science Survey

Join the 13th annual Marbled Murrelet community science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon’s coast near Yachats, Oregon. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. This year, we are offering two separate training sessions – join us for one or both, if you’d like. Session 1- July 19/20th Session 2- July

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