Category Archives: Stewardship

Nature Based Solutions: Portland’s Green Streets

In March the UN published the World Water Report, a 100 page document, showcasing the need to change our normal global water management practices to start to embrace “nature-based solutions” in order to keep up with the demand for fresh water.  “Nature-based solutions” include things like protecting and installing wetlands to soak up flood waters,

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Chewaucan Marshes

For migratory birds, the Upper and Lower (pictured) Chewaucan Marshes in Lake County are one of the most important wetlands in Oregon.  Traditional flood irrigation of ranchers’ hay pastures spreads waters from the Chewaucan River across the historic marshes every spring, providing habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other waterbirds moving north in their annual migration. 

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Behind the Lense: Karl Konecny

Winner of American Wetlands Month Photo Contest for the last two year… Karl Konecny had winning photographs in our 2016 and 2017 American Wetland Month photo contests.   In 2016, his photo of a red-legged frog perched on a mossy rock captured our attention with its vibrant contrasting colors. In 2017, it was a black and

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10 Best Wetlands to Visit in May

May is American Wetlands Month, which means as Oregonians we have a lot to celebrate. Wetlands are the link between land and water and here in Oregon they are as diverse as our landscape. Our wetlands range from coastal estuaries, to frigid glacial melt water, to scalding hot springs in the middle of arid sagebrush. Many

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Volunteer Opportunity: Visit a Wetland for Us!

We are in need of some help!   May is American Wetlands month and we want to help people get out into wetlands.  Our big idea is to create a “wetland passport”for 10 easy to visit wetlands in the Portland area.  For each of the wetlands we would like to have a picture, three types of

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