Category Archives: Conservation

Cranes, curlews, and cows – the delicate debate over Oregon’s federal lands

Last night, May 24th, PBS News Hour aired a story about the work of the High Desert Partnership, spotlighting our Director Esther Lev.  Click here to watch the full story! story! If you are interested in Esther’s personal story of this collaboration, we recently posted this blog: http://wetlandsconservancy.org/find-common-ground-in-the-harney-basin/ We are looking forward to continued work in

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The People and The Place

How often can you see and experience an estuary or place through the eyes of four individuals who have devoted their lives to understanding, exploring, studying and protecting the Salmon River estuary. Join Dan Bottom, Melany and Duncan Berry, and Conrad Gowell at TWC’s Westwind weekend. Dan Bottom Dan Bottom has served as a fishery research biologist in

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Finding Common Ground in the Harney Basin

OWEB Invests In Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative.  On Tuesday January 27 2016, The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) recognized the diverse Harney Basin Wetland Initiative Partnership with a $1.6 million Focused Investment Partnership grant to improve habitat values and water quality at Malhuer Lake, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding ranchlands. The Harney Basin Wetlands

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The Magic of Westwind Could Not Keep Pixieland Alive

Salmon thrive after removal of legacy amusement park Pixieland opened in 1969 with the great hopes of being the next Disneyland. Creation of the amusement park required building a dike to surround the property to protect it from flooding by the Salmon River, Otis Oregon. Just four years later, Pixieland closed leaving behind buildings, parking

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