From the Field

Wren Marsh a Key to Conservation on the Coast

Habitat Protected 10 Years Ago Expands with a Strategic Purchase In 2010, we acquired a 210-acre property between Florence and Mapleton known as Waite Ranch. This land is adjacent to

McKenzie River Trust 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate with us as we commemorate 30 years of conservation work in Western Oregon. Connect with other supporters, staff, and volunteers. Enjoy appetizers, and of course, birthday cake! Valley River

Freshwater Mussels in our Rivers

On Friday, August 2nd, MRT staff and volunteers met at our Finn Rock Reach property to learn about freshwater mussels. We were lucky to host Emilie Blevins of the Xerces

Native Oaks Ridge Protected!

The oak savannas were used by Native Americans for harvest of important foods such as acorns and camas. The name Native Oaks Ridge honors that history.

Improving Access to popular McKenzie River put-in

More changes coming to Finn Rock Boat Landing Your support for conservation of 278-acre Finn Rock Reach has many payoffs, in clean water, flood resilience, and enhanced salmon spawning habitat.

Two lost birds, plenty of bird habitat

While Waite Ranch awaits restoration, sedge wrens visit MRT’s former board president Roger Robb was conducting a bird count at the Trust’s Waite Ranch property, on the lower Siuslaw River,

Lessons from the River

In this essay by Barry Lopez commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Lopez reflects on the McKenzie and other iconic rivers.

Member Spotlight: Palo Alto Software

The Shire for the River campaign continues through October 26! Your gift goes twice as far with over $12,000 available in matching funds from local tech businesses. Every day, we will share

Member Spotlight: XS Media

The Shire for the River campaign continues through October 26! Your gift goes twice as far with over $12,000 available in matching funds from local tech businesses. Every day, we will share

Member Spotlight: Twenty Ideas

The Shire for the River campaign continues through October 26! Your gift goes twice as far with over $12,000 available in matching funds from local tech businesses. Every day, we will share

Member Spotlight: MPulse Software

The Shire for the River campaign is raising money for the lands and rivers of western Oregon from October 16-26. Your gift goes twice as far with over $12,000 available