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On the Wallacut, We’re Welcoming Back the Water.

We’re gearing up for Wallacut River restoration 2014! The Lower Columbia River Estuary is the last river stop in the epic journey of young salmon making their way to the ocean. The more food and shelter they find there, the stronger they’ll be when they hit the ocean, and the better their chances are to…

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We Join the Battle Against Indigobush in the Columbia River Gorge

Sometimes invasive species get so out of control, only a large-scale coordinated attack will eliminate them. Such is the case with indigobush (Amorpha fruticosa) in the Columbia River Gorge. Originally planted as an ornamental, this bush has taken over many miles of shoreline in the Gorge—and that’s not good. Indigobush forms dense thickets along rivers…

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Caring for an Island of Life in Vancouver’s Orchards Neighborhood

Surrounded by a gravel pit, an old airport, and block after block of suburban and industrial development, 10-acre Green Cathedral doesn’t exemplify most people’s idea of wildness. On the other hand, it is a cathedral (of sorts). The former farm is one of the last remnants of green space in this part of Vancouver’s Orchards…

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Mussel Mass
With a healthy population of western pearlshells, Schoolhouse Creek is going strong.
Shored Up
Caring for this iconic Columbia River island requires vigilance...and some heavy equipment.
Fields of Joy
Vernal pools, balsam root, and uninterrupted views made Four Sisters worth saving.
Dome Deal
South of Mount St. Helens, a landscape logged for decades will become a great Northwest forest of the future.
A Powerful Future
Our charge on the Hood River? Make a classic Northwest river even better for wildlife and people.
Stand Tall
Along the Elochoman River, we're transforming a tree farm into what it once was: a wild forest teeming with life.