Category Archives: Conservation

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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The Wetlands Conservancy and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Join Forces to Conserve Central Coast Wetlands

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

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Bringing Back the Oyster

The Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Indians, The Wetlands Conservancy, and Oregon Oyster Farms have partnered up to restore Olympia oysters at Poole Slough in the Yaquina Bay. By spreading oyster shell along the bottom of the channel, substrate is provided for juvenile native oysters to settle on, grow, and hopefully reproduce, providing a source

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What Does Sea Level Rise Look Like? King Tide 2018

It was a foggy December 4 morning. Luckily, the King Tide was at noon, allowing plenty of time for the fog to burn off.  For the third year, The Wetlands Conservancy partnered with LightHawk to photo document flooded areas at their maximum tidal height. Under blue sunny skies, TWC coastal steward Paul Engelmeyer and volunteer

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Partnerships in Motion for the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative (Watch the Video!)

In 2016, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board recognized the collaborative vision of a diverse group of partners and interests in the Harney Basin with a $1.6 million Focused Investment Partnership grant to the High Desert Partnership and partners to support development and implementation of shared goals for the basin. While the partners do not always

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