Oregon’s rich ocean resources have long supported livelihoods and communities. But important catches are declining and our estuary nurseries for fish are greatly diminished.
The Nature Conservancy offers real solutions. With your generous support, we:
- Restore tidal wetlands.
- Demonstrate the value of marine reserves.
- Partner with fishermen to design sustainable practices.
- Find locations where offshore industry can succeed while impacts to habitats and species are minimized.
Dive into our work and see how we’re working to ensure commerce and conservation are achieved in harmony on Oregon's coast.
Staff have re-created tidal channels and planted 200,000 native trees and shrubs at our Kilchis Estuary Preserve in Tillamook.
Restoration efforts at our Kilchis Estuary Preserve are in full swing. See photos of the work.
For the month of July, high school students from Tacoma, WA, and Lawndale, CA, came to Oregon to help our staff with restoration activities along the Coast and in the Willamette River Valley. See Photos
Our Marine Fisheries Project Director Gway Kirchner is exploring opportunities to collaborate with fishermen, community leaders and scientists. Learn more about Gway
Oregon's South Coast Conservation Director Steve Denney is helping protect and restore southern Oregon's estuaries. Learn more about Steve
Through the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, Conservancy staff are seeking to understand juvenile fish habitat and the role estuaries play in their life cycle.
Six young women from the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) in Tacoma, WA, and their two mentors traveled south to the Oregon coast this summer to serve as Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) interns. Learn about their experiences at Cascade Head.
Recent conservation efforts by The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have led to the protection of another 192 acres at the Nestucca Bay Wildlife Refuge.
The West Coast's only native oyster is making a comeback! Read more
We're working to return the tide to Oregon's historically salmon-heavy Coquille Valley. Read more
New marine reserves off Oregon's coast will better protect natural resources. Read more
Acquisitions benefit Oregon's second-biggest estuary — and the wildlife and people it supports. Read more
The Nature Conservancy is studying near-shore habitats off Oregon's coast. Read more
Conservancy teams are working to protect important habitats from problematic plants. Read more
We're restoring Cascade Head Preserve for imperiled Oregon silverspot butterflies. Read more
Jena Carter leads the Conservancy's Oregon marine team. Learn more
Be part of the conservation solution for Oregon’s coast and the many lives it supports. Donate