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  • A swift stretch of the Obed River runs along The Nature Conservancy's Russell preserve.
  • In addition to areas of whitewater rapids, the Obed River is famous for its calm quiet pools.
  • A top-of-the-gorge view from one of our nature preserves on Clear Creek, a protected tributary of the Obed River.
  • Giant sandstone boulders, some as large as houses, lie within the thick forests of The Nature Conservancy's Stone Preserve.
  • The boulders and large rocks at Stone Preserve are popular places to go "bouldering" (boulder climbing).
  • The green salamander's speckled coloring allows it to blend in with the moss and lichen on a rock face at Stone Preserve.
  • A view of a path at The Nature Conservancy's Stone Preserve.
  • A massive sandstone boulder looms like an approaching ship at Stone Preserve.
  • A close-up of the lush vegetation that blankets the ground at The Nature Conservancy's Stone Preserve.
  • Sunlight filters through the dense forest, illuminating the trees, plants and boulders of Stone Preserve. 
Obed River and Stone Preserve
The Obed Wild & Scenic River is a rugged natural area protected by the National Park Service. The Conservancy has 4 preserves along the river, including Stone Preserve.

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