Sustainable Freshwater

Oregon is graced with an abundance of rivers and streams that support a diversity of fish and wildlife, local livelihoods and recreation. Yet most major rivers are taxed beyond capacity, underground water resources are at risk, and Oregon has lost much of its historic riparian and wetland habitat.

The Nature Conservancy is a leader in freshwater science and habitat restoration. With your generous support, we:

  • Restore key floodplains and wetlands to provide clean water and support environmental flows.
  • Work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve river health for salmon.
  • Protect important lands to ensure rivers, wetlands and lakes have clean, abundant water.
  • Safeguard groundwater sources to protect ecosystems and drinking water.
  • Develop science and collaborate with others to balance water use for people and nature.

Dive into our work and see how we’re working to solve the complex challenges facing our planet’s lifeblood.

Ashland Watershed

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Forests, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains and the Ocean—they're what make Oregon the place we love to call home. 


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