Willamette Mainstem Cooperative

Who We Are

The Willamette Mainstem Cooperative (WMC) is a collaboration of landowners, organizations, and volunteers working together to promote, facilitate, and foster long-term stewardship of Willamette River resources with a focus on the Corvallis to Albany river reach.

What We Do

Jamie pulling Ludwigia.
Volunteers pulling invasive water primrose.


This project would not have been possible without the help of the following organizations:

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State of the Willamette
Laura Brown | September 9, 2021

A compilation of presentations and resources from the 2020 State of the Willamette workshop for Willamette Basin restoration partners to share perspectives on the current state of river restoration practice, science, funding, and ways to improve restoration outcomes from local to regional scales.

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Birds and Rivers: The Importance of a River Ecosystem
Lauren Pharr | July 1, 2020

This is the first in a series of posts by guest blogger Lauren Pharr, an ornithologist and science communicator, who will be sharing her knowledge, experience, and thoughts with us over the next year as we continue to “Garden for the Birds!”  As a fellow nature enthusiast and wildlife biologist, it is important for me

The Maiden Voyage of the SS WMC!
Laura Brown | June 19, 2019

It was going to be a scorcher… 97 degrees was the predicted high for the Willamette Valley on that mid-June day. Fortunately for Benton SWCD’s Laura Brown and Charity Mundava (a Vera Theiss Fellow with the International River Foundation who had flown in from Australia the day before!) they would be taking Benton SWCD’s brand

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Related Resources

For additional information, we recommend:
  • Oak Creek Tour 2009

    Oak Creek Tour 2009: Forest, Farms, and Football. Explore Oak Creek.
    Discover how forests, farms and football affect the water quality and stream dynamics of Oak Creek. Learn how past and present management practices along the Creek continue to transform the landscape.

  • Dixon Crk Tour 2013 Share The Stream

    Dixon Creek Tour: Share the Stream. Discover Dixon Creek. Visit five fascinating locations to see examples of low impact design that help keep the creek beautiful and healthy for us and our fish and wildlife neighbors as the landscape becomes increasingly urbanized.

  • Dixon Creek Tour 2008

    Dixon Creek Tour 2008: Get acquainted with Dixon Creek Watershed. Discover wild places in the city, urban influences on the creek, and how to become a steward.

  • Newton Creek Tour Brochure

    Newton Creek Tour. Visit five fascinating locations and learn how humans and wildlife have used and altered the landscape. Learn more about the history, ecology, and importance of Newton Creek to the Philomath community.

  • Dunawi Creek Tour Brochure 2010

    Blackberry Jones and the Invaders of Dunawi Creek: Explore Dunawi Creek with this self-guided creek tour brochure.
    Discover wild places in the city, urban influences on the creek and how to keep the creek beautiful and healthy.

Program Contact

Michael Ahr
Natural Resources Conservation Program Manager
541-231-2615 (work cell) (541) 753-7208 ext. 202 (office direct line)
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