Category Archives: Conservation

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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Art Contest: Transform our bamboo fish into something useful and beautiful!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Calling all artists! We are hosting an art contest with Portland’s ADX (Art Design Portland) to transform 288 bamboo fish into a marketable product that expresses TWC’s mission to conserve, protect, and restore wetlands. Winner (s) will produce a marketable product out of provided bamboo fish The product will be sold at a local retailer Artist

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Volunteer Trail Clearing at Apache Bluff

This summer, with the help of volunteer outreach coordinator extraordinaire, Alicia Heitzman, 13 people gathered together to clear the community trail at the Apache Bluff wetland preserve in Tualatin. We were able to clear large, heavy fallen trees off the trail, spiky invasive blackberries, and thick invasive grasses. We are 60 meters closer to a fully

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