Category Archives: Conservation

A Cleaner Clackamas River

The Carli Creek project is a water quality facility on a 15 acre-patch of land in unincorporated Clackamas County wedged between industrial properties and the Clackamas River. Named after the family that once owned and farmed the land for generations, Carli Creek is the repository for much of the stormwater runoff that drains from the

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Can You Deceive a Beaver? Sometimes!!

There is a lot of talk right now about living with beaver in urban landscapes.  Beavers are helping to store water in drought times and build habitat for many of our critical species in our cities.   But beavers are not always good neighbors to our human built community, especially when they build dams in or

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Natural Climate Solutions

There appears to be non-stop news concerning climate change, carbon storage and what we need to do to limit global warming.  It is clear that we must improve our chances of reversing the trends and avoiding catastrophic consequences, such as sea level rise and increased ocean acidification that we have been starting to experience. The

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We Found Them All, Now What?

If you’ve never buckled into a pair of waders and tried to walk through a mosaic of deep channels and 10 foot tall cattails, it may be hard to imagine what it’s like to find a beaver dam. It’s often not easy to see past your nose while pushing back brush. This year 23 volunteers

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