Conservation

conservation-imageTWC is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Oregon’s greatest wetlands. Nationally, 35 percent of all rare and endangered species depend on wetlands. As wetland habitat is destroyed, the number of species threatened with extinction increases. Gone are many of the species that inhabited these lost wetlands. This elevates the importance of the remaining wetlands. Working with local communities, including public and private sector partners, we have conserved some of Oregon’s greatest wetlands within Yaquina Estuary, Beaver Creek, Alsea Estuary, Closed Lakes Basin and the Willamette Valley. TWC owns and stewards 32 preserves that include more than 1500 acres across Oregon.

Stories of Conservation

milkweed and monarchs

Milkweed & Monarchs, Notes from the Field

Over the course of the past two years, TWC neighbor and avid volunteer Sue Reed planted 8 milkweed plants at  our Nyberg Wetland Preserve. Sue chose to plant the beautiful…

Beautiful Evening + Community = Great Stories of Watershed Health

Last month, twenty Kellogg Creek neighbors joined The Wetlands Conservancy and The North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council (NCUWC) for a summer evening potluck. The picturesque, streamside Cavalier HOA park in…

The Wetlands Conservancy Re-Accreditation Public Comment Period

The Wetlands Conservancy received accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance five years ago and is applying for renewal of our accreditation in September 2016. Accreditation recognizes land conservation organizations that…

Newell Creek Headwaters Restoration

The headwaters of Newell Creek are located at the Environmental Learning Center on Clackamas Community College Oregon City campus. Newell Creek makes its way to the Willamette through 1,800 acres of…

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!…

Field Days with our Great Egg Mass Monitoring Volunteer Crew!

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…

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…

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…

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…