Success Story 2019

Nehalem River

Photo: Elli Manoogian-O'Dell
Nehalem River
Oregon Wild
17 river miles protected

Oregon Wild used our funding for its Oregon State Scenic Waterways Campaign to protect Oregon’s Nehalem River as a State Scenic Waterway in 2019 and generate momentum for the State Scenic Waterway process to be used as an effective tool in protecting the next round of Oregon’s rivers. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the designation, permanently protecting 17.5 miles of the Nehalem. The designation includes a management plan, determined by input from an advisory committee, that will ensure protection within a quarter mile of the river’s bank.