Category Archives: Conservation

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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Congratulations, Bruce Taylor, for receiving the prestigious 2015 John E. Nagel Award!

For more than 23 years, Bruce Taylor has worked to protect and restore important habitats for birds as the Executive Director of the Oregon Habitat Joint Venture (OHJV). He possesses a vision for bird and wildlife conservation that is unique and highly valued in today’s world of competing resource demands and complexity. Check out the

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