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

Featured Oregon Greatest Wetland

The Darlingtonia State Natural Site, situated just north of Florence, Oregon, is the “smallest” of our greatest wetlands but definitely memorable. In fact, John Bauer, TWC GIS Specialist, remembers this…

What Does Sea Level Rise Look Like?

Every year in early winter, high tides in Oregon are higher than usual. These extreme high tides, commonly called “King Tides,” occur when the moon is closest to the Earth.…

Beaver Creek Marsh

The Beaver Creek Natural Area Partnership consists of a series of conservation actions among multiple partners in the Beaver Creek watershed, which is about seven miles south of Newport on…

Alsea Estuary

The Alsea Estuary is located near the town of Waldport, Oregon on the central coast. The Estuary drains the western slope of the Coast Range. The Alsea basin was once…