Our Work

 

TWC is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Oregon’s greatest wetlands. Nationally, 35 percent of all rare and endangered species depend on wetlands. As wetland habitat is destroyed, the number of species threatened with extinction increases. Gone are many of the species that inhabited these lost wetlands. This elevates the importance of the remaining wetlands. Working with local communities, including public and private sector partners, we have conserved some of Oregon’s greatest wetlands within Yaquina Estuary, Beaver Creek, Alsea Estuary, Closed Lakes Basin and the Willamette Valley. TWC owns and stewards 32 preserves that include more than 1500 acres across Oregon.


Stories of Conservation
Cows in Harney County flooded field

2019 Harney Basin Wet Meadow Plant Survey Musing

Full of images of cows being boated from one field to another during the April floods in Harney County, we thought as we prepped for our week in the field, that we might see robust and tall wetland grasses and sedges under water in the Silvies floodplain wet meadows.

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New Video: Bridgeport Elementary at Nyberg Wetland

Megan Garvey, TWC Urban Land Steward, spends the month of May in classrooms and wetlands with 4th and 5th graders.  The students first learn about beavers in the classroom with…

Carli Creek

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…

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…

Lower Beaver Creek Preserve

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…

Chase Landsdale and Jen Hayduk searching for eelgrass.

Examining Eelgrass Presence & Eelgrass Introduction in the Lower Yaquina Estuary

Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a submerged flowering plant species that exists all over the world in coastal areas[1]. It can only exist in low wave conditions, where it forms extensive…

beaver dam

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…

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…

Water and Wetlands in the Arid Harney Basin

It is been a really dry or “drought year” in Harney County, which directly impacts wet meadow plant composition and habitat quality for wildlife, cattle and water management decisions. For…

Purple loosestrife

Goodbye Purple Loosestrife

Tillamook Soil and Water Conservation District and Oregon State Parks are testing the use of Hylobius weevils to control purple loosestrife at The Wetlands Conservancy’s Doris Davis Wetland Preserve in…

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Wetlands & Wellies 2019

Thursday November 14th 6:30pm

Coopers Hall

Tickets On Sale September 3rd