Steigerwald Notice of Intent to Solicit


Firms interested in submitting proposals for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project can find information on the project, timeline, and the procurement process should download and view the Notice of Intent for the project's construction.Please note, there is a mandatory on-site pre-submittal meeting on Monday, October 28 at 10am. The Request for Qualifications will be issued on or about

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Three Weeks in the Field


by Tiffany Thio & Sarah Kidd In August, our monitoring team spent over 100 hours in the wetlands of the Columbia River estuary, collecting important ecology data for salmonid habitat restoration and conservation. Every year, we gather data to help us understand the habitats and ecology of the Columbia River estuary. We track a variety of sites and information to understand how habitat is changing

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Cleaning Up Multnomah Channel


September 9 through 11, Estuary Partnership staff and folks from Diversified Marine worked to clean up a stretch of Multnomah Channel and the Sauvie Island shoreline. View a photo story of the clean up.

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Summit Summary on Reducing Plastics


Our most recent Science to Policy Summit took place on June 21, 2019, and covered reducing plastics and their impact on the Columbia River. We summarized key points discussed by our panel and attendees into an immersive storymap full of extra resources. View the storymap summary here.

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Steigerwald Project August 2019 Update


2019 continues to be a big year for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project. We finished project design, and Bonneville Power Administration recently awarded the remaining funds required to construct the project! That’s a huge milestone for this three year construction effort that will reconnect 965 acres of historic floodplain to the Columbia River, improve recreation opportunities at the

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Summer Staff 2019


We've been fortunate to have the help from our seasonal staff over the summer. Field techs Sneha Roa (left) and Tiffany Thio (right) have been busy in the field collecting data for our monitoring program—plus a few other duties. On the day pictured, they were building an electric fence to keep cattle out of one of our monitoring plots near Ridgefield National Widlife Refuge. Sneha comes to us with

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Becoming a Climate Smart Conservation Program


Changes in climate are shifting our approach to conservation.In 2016, we adopted voluntary targets for recovery of native habitat to meet an overall goal of historical habitat diversity and protection of biodiversity. These targets are aggressive, but they address recovering historical habitat. Yet we know now that climate change is fundamentally altering ecosystem processes and species ranges. We

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2018 Highlights


2018 was busy at the Estuary Partnership! Here are a handful of highlights from our year:HABITATSecured $4.6 million in funding for the Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project from the Washington Department of Ecology's Floodplains by Design Program. The project, which will open more than 900 acres of habitat to salmon and improve flood risk for nearby property owners, just reached the 100%

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KGW Video: Lewis & Clark students visit Coffenbury Lake


"It's really fun actually. I like cutting [Scotch broom] because I know I'm helping the environment."Recently, KGW News joined us in Astoria, Oregon for a Lewis and Clark Elementary School field trip to Coffenbury Lake in Ft. Stevens State Park. Students pulled Scotch broom and paddled on the lake in our Big Canoes. Watch the students in action!

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Columbia River Basin Restoration Act signed into law


Great news!The Columbia River Basin Restoration Act - which will bring millions of dollars to the region to improve water quality throughout the Columbia River Basin - was signed into law December 16 as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. The Act authorizes a grant program administered by the U.S. EPA to help local groups voluntarily clean up, monitor, and reduce the

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