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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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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 Manazanita. The long-term objective of biological control is to reduce the abundance of loosestrife’s impact on wetland flora and fauna. Purple loosestrife crowds out native

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Beaver Monitoring Pilot Gets Started

On the very first hot day of the year, 30 Portland Community College biology students put on their waders and started ducking under bushes, finding pathways through mud and wading through shallow water in search of beaver activity and dams.  These biology students were learning first hand the importance of this keystone species. Beavers create

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