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.

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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.

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What’s Happening These Days

Summer 2019 saw two major projects, started last year, reach installation stage. 62 large woody debris structures (LWD) and 30 Beaver Dam Analogues (BDA) were installed in several sub-basins of the Upper Nehalem.

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Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
(503) 429.0869