Welcome to the Upper Nehalem Valley

What is a watershed? It is an area of land over which water flows to join rivers, lakes, or seas. The health of the watershed is important and impacts our water, our wildlife, and our communities.

The Upper Nehalem Watershed Council works to foster stewardship and understanding of the natural resources of the Upper Nehalem Watershed among the stakeholders of the watershed communities in order to protect, conserve, restore and sustain the health and functions of the watershed.

Our partners at the Wild Salmon Center recently developed this video highlighting the Nehalem River as a salmon stronghold, due in part to the work of the UNWC.

Join Us

Become a Volunteer Today

Volunteers are the backbone of the UNWC. From planting trees and tending native plants in the nursery to serving as a board member, our volunteers make it happen. And volunteerism doesn’t just benefit the organization, it also enriches the life of the volunteer through social interactions, project collaborations, and personal education and growth.

Want to know more? Click here and let us explain.

What’s Happening These Days

The Oak Ranch Creek project, after 8 years in the making, is completed! The open-bottom structure will allow salmon to access 7 miles of spawning habitat previously blocked by a narrow culvert.

Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events

UNWC September Board Meeting

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

UNWC October Board Meeting

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Read Our Blog

UNWC Recaps Productive Year

UNWC Recaps Productive Year Upper Nehalem Watershed Council completes numerous restoration projects in 2018 By Scott Laird The Upper Nehalem Watershed Council (UNWC) has been an instrumental piece in the regional efforts to protect [...]

Donate to the UNWC


Social Media Stream

Contact Us

Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
(503) 429.0869