Category Archives: Stories

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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Volunteer amphibian egg mass monitors needed!

Pull on chest waders, grab a spoon wade into the water, and learn how to search for frog and salamander egg masses! As a trained wildlife monitor, you will collect data that helps us and Metro’s Conservation team show how well restoration efforts are working on local preserves. The information collected from our volunteer resident

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