Just before sunrise at Rowena Crest in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. This is adjacent to TNC's Tom McCall Preserve.
Dawn at Rowena Crest Just before sunrise at Rowena Crest in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. This is adjacent to TNC's Tom McCall Preserve. © Gary Grossman/TNC Photo Contest 2019

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The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

Stand Up for Nature in Oregon

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends, and for nearly 60 years, we've been working in Oregon to do just that. We're bringing people together to solve the biggest conservation challenges of our time by transforming policy, inspiring communities to take action, protecting vital habitats and natural resources and improving livelihoods.

The lupines were in full bloom along the Pacific Highway. The sun was about to set behind that pesky marine layer, but just for an instant, the light on the flowers, the sea stacks and the fog rolling combined for a magical image.
Lupine and sea stacks The lupines were in full bloom along the Pacific Highway. The sun was about to set behind that pesky marine layer, but just for an instant, the light on the flowers, the sea stacks and the fog rolling combined for a magical image. © Brenda Jones /TNC Photo Contest 2019
Volunteers monitor sea stars at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.
Citizen science volunteering: Volunteers monitor sea stars at Cascade Head Marine Reserve. © Mitch Maxson