5 Holiday Gifts that Support the McKenzie River Trust

Have We Got a Gift For You!

Whether you’re just beginning your shopping or looking for that last present for a special someone, we’ve got some suggestions to make your holidays brighter! Here are 5 ways you can give a gift that supports the stunning natural landscapes around us. Continue reading “5 Holiday Gifts that Support the McKenzie River Trust”

Welcome to Our New Website!

Dear Visitor,

Thanks for your interest in the McKenzie River Trust! We recently updated the look and feel of our website, as well as the organization of information to make it more accessible to you. We’ve been hard at work to make the site more user-friendly and accessible. New content is being added every day.

Please let us know what you think of the new site!

Here are some elements to explore:

— New property pages highlighting the most important and exciting elements of our 3,300 acres of conservation lands. Expect more information to be added to these sections in the coming days and weeks.

— Information about how you can protect your land with a conservation easement, land donation, or voluntary sale to the McKenzie River Trust.

— Four ways you can support the McKenzie River Trust.

— An expanded events section with a page detailing our Living River Annual Event.

— A written and visual history of the McKenzie River Trust.

As we enter our 23rd year of protecting special lands in western Oregon, we thank you for your support and interest in our work.


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Protecting Special Lands Video

Take 3 minutes to watch a video about our work protecting special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon.

Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work!

As our region grows, so must our conservation efforts. We hope you will join us as a supporter of the McKenzie River Trust.

Skookumchuck Wild Ale Available Now

Skookumchuck Wild Ale, Oakshire’s third beer brewed to celebrate The Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Centennial year of service is on sale now. Proceeds from the beer benefit the Berggren Watershed Conservation Area. (Please note: as of February, 2012, Skookumchuck Wild Ale is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who purchased bottles of this very special beer.)

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An Investment in Time and Place

The Tenmile Creek watershed south of Yachats is one of western Oregon’s most treasured places. Surrounded by Wilderness Areas, the watershed is part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest remaining in the lower 48 states. Filled with towering Sitka spruce that harbor spotted owls and marbled murrelets and coastal streams that still support strong runs of native salmon, trout, and lamprey, Tenmile is a window to a more abundant past in the Coast Range.

“I used to catch a lot of fish here,” Hans Radtke admits with a wry smile. Continue reading “An Investment in Time and Place”

Local beers benefit watershed protection

Oakshire Brewing is stepping up to create three separate beers to raise money for the Berggren Watershed Conservation Area, a property owned and protected by the McKenzie River Trust. The beers honor the Eugene Water and Electric Board‘s first 100 years of service to Eugene. Continue reading “Local beers benefit watershed protection”

Naturalist Tour of Berggren Watershed Conservation Area

Visit the McKenzie River Trust’s 92-acre property on the Lower McKenzie River with ornithologist Dan Gleason. Learn more about habitat restoration, plants and animals – especially birds – that make their homes here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Continue reading “Naturalist Tour of Berggren Watershed Conservation Area”

Guided Bird Tour of Berggren Watershed Conservation Area

Join us on a bird walk along the Lower McKenzie River led by McKenzie River Trust Board member and avid birder Margie Paris. We’ll focus on the floodplain forest and farm field edges of Berggren where many birds can be found. This tour will offer a great experience for birders of all levels. Bring your binoculars!

Saturday, September 17, 2011
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Continue reading “Guided Bird Tour of Berggren Watershed Conservation Area”