Category Archives: Stories

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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Wetlands & Wellies Thank You!

Over 200 people gathered for Wetlands & Wellies 2018. Sun, changing leaf color and above average temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for 7 Wetlands & Wellies wetland tours ranging from Sauvie Island floodplain, Crystal Creek at Westmoreland Park and the Orange Line of Trimet. After a quick wardrobe change from wellies to party clothes over 200

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Finding Summer Lake

“It’s a beautiful remote setting where you can truly relax and possibly even see cowboys herding cattle down the road.” Susan Ellis, 2016 Wetlands & Wellies auction winner It is a long drive, but Summer Lake does not disappoint as a destination. Located 2 hours south of Bend, in what is fondly called the Oregon

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TWC and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Identify Common Conservation Priorities

Over the past four years, The Wetlands Conservancy has been working with The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians on research, assessments, and restoration in the Siletz and Yaquina Basins. Our most recent collaborative effort to bring back the native Olympia oyster in the Yaquina estuary, led us to discover that the majority of TWC’s Central

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