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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 our critical species in our cities.   But beavers are not always good neighbors to our human built community, especially when they build dams in or

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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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