High-Priority Heritage Wetlands Protected,
Thanks to You!
With your support, the McKenzie River Trust protected a distinctive native habitat, just 5 miles southwest of Eugene. This land has long been identified as a regional conservation priority.
The 161-acre Coyote Spencer Wetlands is now protected in perpetuity for its healthy wetland habitat, plant and animal diversity, and the scenic backdrop the land provides along Crow Road.
Located where Coyote and Spencer creeks come together in the Long Tom River Watershed, the Coyote Spencer Wetlands offers a peek at what the Willamette Valley's historic, pre-European settlement landscape may have looked like. The property's wildflower displays and oak and ash forests also help define a route that has become popular for wine-country driving tours and recreational cyclists.
The Coyote Spencer Wetlands provides an essential home and refuge for an array of plants and animals, including rare native plants like Bradshaw's lomatium, Oregon delphinium and thin-leaved peavine. The property is also known locally as a well-traveled wildlife corridor for bear, bobcat, elk and more.
Read more in our press release.
The protection of these extraordinarily bio-diverse wetlands is only possible because of your dedicated support of our land conservation efforts right here in western Oregon. Thank you!
Grant funding and project support provided by Oregon Department of State Lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Long Tom Watershed Council, and the Rivers to Ridges Partnership.