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Category Archives: Stewardship

Student Beaver Believers

Visiting wetlands in the spring can be quite the experience.  Rain, deep sticky mud, possible salamander and frog siting’s, tracks from beavers.  What sounds like a wilderness experience, is actually less than a mile away from many Washington county schools. For the past three years, Megan Garvey TWC Urban Land Steward, has been introducing 4th

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2018 Photo Contest Winners

Photo Category: Furry Not So Furry Friends “I was volunteering at Malheur, engaging guests at the Visitor’s Center during April and May. At least a few times people asked me what are those large flocks of birds with the long bills? “They look really black!”  I would respond that they are describing the White-faced Ibis,

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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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