Category Archives: Stories

Office Happenings

2014 was a big year in TWC office land and 2015 is promising continuing growth. When we think of land protection, we conjure up incredible images of beautiful landscapes and wetlands. Protection of these special places would not happen without a lot of behind the scenes paperwork, conversations, spreadsheets, maps and stories.   The new

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LightHawk Volunteer Pilot Tony Carson Flies for 2014 King Tide Project

This year the December King Tide (highest tides of the year) followed several days of big storms. On December 22, TWC GIS Analyst John Bauer, Photographer Ben Friedle and LightHawk volunteer pilot Tony Carson found a break in the storm to fly above the Tillamook, Siletz, Sand Lake and Salmon River estuaries to get an

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King Tides

It was a cloudy/hazy day and the Dec 22, 2014 king tide mission was nearly aborted, but the clouds broke through and TWC staff John Bauer, photographer Ben Friedle of Outlier Solutions Inc. and pilot Tony Carson sailed down the Van Duzer corridor to document the expanse of the King Tides in the Siletz, Salmon, Neskowin,

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World Wetlands Day: Wetlands for our Future

World Wetlands Day commemorates the ‘Convention of Wetlands’ an international intergovernmental treaty that was established on February 2, 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  The treaty was created in response to the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitats that are critical to migratory birds.  The international treaty promotes the worldwide preservation and sustainable

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Goodbye Mary Anne and John!

In December TWC said goodbye to office manager Mary Anne Sohlstrom and GIS analyst John Bauer.  Both will be missed for the skills and passion for wetlands that they brought to the organization. After more than 21 years at TWC Mary Anne Sohlstrom will spend more time doing the things she loves most, birding and

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