The Freshwater Trust@freshwatertrust

A group of problem solvers designing and implementing data-driven solutions that protect and restore freshwater.

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The Freshwater Trust

Meet Lance! Lance has spent more than a decade completing fisheries and wildlife research and the last three years managing ecological restoration projects. He has extensive and diverse experience overseeing large wood placement and streamside revegetation, monitoring Pacific lamprey, sampling fish populations and aquatic invertebrate communities, surveying streams, and banding raptors. As a Restoration Project Manager for The Freshwater Trust’s Ashland Office, Lance interacts with landowners and partners to support the implementation and stewardship of restoration projects throughout southern Oregon. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, bird watching, and backpacking.
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#restoration #rivers #riversmatter #riverrestoration #largewood #water #freshwater #rogueriver #oregon #southernoregon


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Greetings from Idaho! We were happy to see this Western Toad enjoying the new floodplain at the Bayha Island Research Project.
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These sights are a result of the Snake River Stewardship Program (SRSP). Partnering with TFT, @idahopower formed the SRSP to increase shade and water velocity, decrease water temperatures, and improve habitat for native species, such as this cutie. .
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#wildlife #restoration #riverrestoration #westerntoad #watermatters #riversmatter #rivers #idaho #explore #optoutside #getoutside #conservation #science


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Just in time for #waterfallwednesday , here’s an image that was submitted as part of September’s @prophotosupply Photo of the Month contest. You guys aren’t making it easy, so many beautiful shots have been shared. Thank you and keep ‘em coming!
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PC: Wade Penner
#photography #naturephotography #photocontest #waterfall #watermatters #riversmatter #water #rivers #getoutside #optoutside #exploremore #oregon #pnw #pnwonderland #oregonexplored


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Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. — Michael Faraday .
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Feeling grateful for our wondrous freshwater systems today and every day. .
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PC: @dances_with_trout
#freshwater #watermatters #riversmatter #rivers #water #wonderland #pnwonderland #confluence #nature #optoutside #explore #getoutside #conservation #restoration


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The Freshwater Trust

We've come a long way together, baby. From our very first (and very messy) office as Oregon Trout to having five offices in three states across the West. TODAY is our 35th anniversary. Thanks for being with us over the last three decades of fixing rivers. .
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#riversmatter #anniversary #celebrate #oregon #oregontrout #watermatters #portland #pdx #rivers #history


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The Freshwater Trust

We’ve been fixing rivers for quite some time. Here’s a throwback to a 1994 Deschutes River redd survey.
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We’re revisiting our history while gearing up for our 35th Anniversary Celebration. Join us for an evening of storytelling, sushi, drinks, music and more photos from the archives.
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Tomorrow, September 14
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
At @uncorkedstudios
We kindly request your RSVP via our Facebook event page. See you there!
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#anniversary #celebraterivers #riversmatter #rivers #water #watermatters #freshwater #fixrivers #whywater #history #archives #throwbackthursday #fish #pdx #pdxevents #deschutesriver #oregon #conservation #restoration #science


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Fall in the Sandy River basin - crisp air, cooling waters, native fish returning to their spawning grounds. These scenes are just around the corner and boy, are we excited!
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Speaking of the Sandy, have you watched our latest video by @pursuitfilms highlighting the extensive restoration taking place in this basin? After more than a decade of work, we’re witnessing powerful results in terms of fish returns. Check out the full story on our IGTV channel. .
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PC: Clifford Paguio
#riversmatter #riverrestoration #rivers #fixrivers #watermatters #water #freshwater #sandyriver #nativefish #fish #fall #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #restoration #conservation #science


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Thanks to our @prophotosupply Photo of the Month contest, we’re able to enjoy many magical shots. This picture was captured by Rick Browne while Salmon fishing on the Columbia River. .
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Share your work with us. Who knows, maybe you’ll be our next winner! Information can be found on our website. .
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#riversmatter #rivers #watermatters #fishing #columbiariver #pnw #pnwonderland #water #freshwater #photocontest #photography #naturephotography #nature #oregon #oregonexplored


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Notes from the field: Olivia Duren, TFT riparian analyst, captured this image while working along the Lewis and Clark River.
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“One of my favorite things about this site is listening to the salmon wiggle their way upstream to deeper water,” she explained. .
#salmon #riversmatter #rivers #watermatters #riverrestoration #fixrivers #fish #oregon #oregonexplored #restoration #conservation #science


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“What a great day out at the Sandy River Basin with a chance to see three different stages of river restoration in progress. We appreciated the first-hand view to see the brilliant work that our Blue Sky Habitat customers are helping to fund through The Freshwater Trust. It’s inspiring to see the collective impact by those committed to bettering our environment – from our customers who give back a little on their bill each month to those working on the rivers each day." - Berit Kling, Blue Sky Renewable Energy Program Manager at @pacific_power .
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#pacificpower #oregon #rivers #riversmatter #water #watermatters #restoration #riverrestoration #pnw #northwest #sandyriver


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This yellow board is a prominent feature in many of our monitoring photos. It’s used for scale and provides a nice reference point to compare changes at our restoration sites year after year. There's a story on our website that walks through what we use to fix a river and how we collect data on restored sites. .
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#rivers #riverrestoration #restoration #water #watermatters #data #fieldstaff #oregon #fixrivers #outdoorjobs #cinemagraph


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