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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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
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A Word from the Watershed: The Nehalem River and Lethal Heat By Corrie Aiuto For years, summer temperatures in the Nehalem River have been too high, negatively impacting salmon strength and vitality and the [...]
A Word from the Watershed: Introduction to the UNWC and Why They Matter By Corrie Aiuto 23 years ago, in 1996, six people grew concerned for the health of the local rivers. They saw [...]
Beavers are Eager to Help Us Restore Our Watersheds There’s a growing movement across Oregon to encourage beavers to return to our streams and rivers By Scott Laird The state of Oregon has a [...]
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