Wetlands clean and recharge our water supply, provide critical fish and wildlife habitat,
and protect our communities from floods. They are some of the most biologically rich and productive lands in Oregon. Learn how The Wetlands Conservancy is conserving these important places.


Promoting community and private partnerships to permanently protect and conserve Oregon’s greatest wetlands.


Building strategies to support conservation while nurturing community stewardship, restoration and acquisition of land.


Inspiring people to explore how wetlands play a vital role in their everyday lives.

Current Stories

Bringing Back the Oyster

The Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Indians, The Wetlands Conservancy, and Oregon Oyster Farms have partnered up to restore Olympia oysters at Poole Slough in the Yaquina Bay. By spreading oyster shell along the bottom of the channel, substrate is provided for juvenile native oysters to settle on, grow, and hopefully reproduce, providing a source

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What Does Sea Level Rise Look Like? King Tide 2018

It was a foggy December 4 morning. Luckily, the King Tide was at noon, allowing plenty of time for the fog to burn off.  For the third year, The Wetlands Conservancy partnered with LightHawk to photo document flooded areas at their maximum tidal height. Under blue sunny skies, TWC coastal steward Paul Engelmeyer and volunteer

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