Conserved in 2019
- The Stewart Oxbow Preserve is 33 acres on the Deschutes River and includes 1,300 feet of mainstem riverbank and a 1,100 foot oxbow that fills during periods of high-flow.
- This preserve adds onto the past conservation successes of the Stewart Conservation Easement and the Stewart Deschutes Preserve.
- The oxbow on this preserve is a key feature because there is very little off-channel habitat on the Deschutes River. Off-channel habitat improves fish survival because it gives fish a place to rest in slower moving water.
Thank you to the following partners:
- Rich & Sharon Stewart
- Dan & Adrienne Wasserman
- The Estate of Michael Wellander
- Jeff Wellander
- Margot Marsh
- ADESA LLC
- Recreation & Conservation Office – Salmon Recovery Funding Board
CLT Strategic Goals Achieved:
- Conserve wetlands, riparian areas, and associated upland forests.