Why You Should Visit
Well-known for birding, canoeing and kayaking, Blind Slough Swamp is the best example of a Sitka spruce swamp remaining in Oregon. Once common in coastal estuaries from Tillamook to Alaska, this habitat type has been mostly lost in Oregon and Washington to logging, diking and other development. The preserve is bordered on three sides by Columbia River sloughs and channels, and is adjacent to the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge.
Lower Columbia River, east of Astoria, in Northwest Oregon
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Each spring and summer, teams of volunteers remove invasive blackberry, English ivy and purple loosestrife to protect the preserve's native habitats and the wildlife they support.