TWC’s Arch Cape Preserve is a 1.27 acre property located in Clatsop County, Oregon. This coastal property has a permanent body of water created by a rocky berm and driftwood. This pond is a perfect place for the rough skinned newt to spawn. Also seen in the pond are salamanders, dragonflies and water striders. Great blue heron and merganser nests have been found in the cattails, bulrush, spirea, salal and willows that surround the pond. Continuous site management focuses on removing and controlling the invasive Himalayan blackberry so other natives can flourish.
The Doris Davis Beaver Marsh formerly known as Neahkahnie Beaver Pond is a 3.9 acre coastal wetland. 1.43 acres of the wetland is under the ownership of TWC. The property is located in the Nehalem watershed in Neahkahnie, Tillamook County. The preserve consists of two streams that join at the western edge of the property. A pond usually dries up in the mid to late summer months as the inflow to the marsh is limited by the stream activity. TWC maintains this preserve through the removal and control of the invasive purple loosestrife. Purple loosestrife inhibits native plants and diminishes habitat for wildlife nesting. If you are in Manzanita don’t miss the opportunity to look over the beaver marsh from the viewing platform, listen for woodpeckers in the snags or look for water birds and salamanders. We’ve been working with Lower Nehalem Community Trust and Northwest Youth Corps to partner for removal events.