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The Nature Conservancy: Willamette Confluence Preserve Tour

  • The Nature Conservancy Eugene, OR (map)

The Nature Conservancy’s Willamette Confluence Preserve near Eugene features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect the river to its historic floodplain across 20 ponds in this former gravel mining site. During this 4 mile mostly flat walking tour, volunteer docents will lead you around the Western (downstream) part of the preserve, highlighting the conservation efforts, human history, and natural wonders of areas in which restoration work began in 2016. Note that other tours will focus on the Middle and Eastern parts of the preserve.