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Esther Lev, Wetlands Conservancy



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  • 1. The Wetlands Conservancy Poole Slough, Yaquina Estuary Photo: D. Pitkin
  • 2. The Wetlands Conservancy • Founded 1981 • Mission: • To partner with communities across our state in conserving, enhancing and restoring the physical and ecological values of Oregon’s greatest wetlands for current and future generations.
  • 3. Conserving: – Promoting conservation of properties acquired by others in support of Oregon’s Greatest Wetlands. – Insuring ongoing stewardship and management of all lands to which TWC holds an ownership interest. – Seeking to acquire lands identified by the Oregon's Greatest Wetlands. Collaborating: – Collect information to advance strategic acquisition efforts in support of Oregon’s greatest Wetlands. – Develop strategies for conserving and enhancing wetland resources reflected by Oregon’s Greatest Wetlands. – TWC collaborates with landowners to assist and support efforts to preserve and manage properties identified by Oregon's Greatest Wetlands.
  • 4. Promoting Stewardship: – Demonstrating and reporting on the benefits of best management practices implemented by TWC and others – Developing tools to aid in better understanding and prioritization of conservation and restoration actions
  • 5. Central Coast Focus Project Objectives: Develop a diverse group of collaborators to identify priorities for wetland and marsh preservation, conservation, and restoration work in the lower portions of key watersheds on Oregon’s central coast. Beaver Creek Alsea Bay Yaquina Bay
  • 6. Yaquina Bay Drift Creek Beaver Creek Marsh Alsea River Estuary
  • 7. Yaquina Bay Special Features: Important migration stopover for shorebirds and waterfowl. Key Species: Shorebirds, waterfowl, chum, coho, winter steelhead
  • 8. Beaver Creek Special Features: Provides important habitat for wintering and migrating waterfowl and supports native stocks of chinook and coho salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout.
  • 9. Alsea River Estuary Special Features: Concentration site for shorebirds and waterfowl including Caspian terns and brown pelicans Key Habitats: Estuary
  • 10. Alsea River Estuary Special Features: Concentration site for shorebirds and waterfowl including Caspian terns and brown pelicans Key Habitats: Estuary