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.

Project For Bid

The Galassi Wetland Enhancement project is now available for public bid. For full details, click here.

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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

COVID-19 has changed our work, play, and home lives significantly and we are working to keep projects on track despite the disruptions. To learn more about our work during a global pandemic, click here.

Upcoming Events

UNWC October Board Meeting

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

UNWC December Board Meeting

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Read Our Blog

A Word from the Watershed: Nehalem Native Nursery

A Word from the Watershed: Nehalem Native Nursery By Corrie Aiuto The Nehalem Native Nursery, primarily used to grow native tree seedlings and plants for riparian restoration work, is now growing vegetable starts in [...]

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This beaver-dammed wetland in Baugh Creek, Idaho, is a so-called "emerald refuge" that can serve as a firebreak and refuge for other species during wildfires.

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Upper Nehalem Watershed Council
(503) 429.0869