Portland Harbor’s Superfund Story

Written by Brynn O'Donnell Edited by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M Jones Brynn O'Donnell is a freshwater ecosystem scientist, with a focus on urban biogeochemistry. She also believes in the importance of science accessibility, and practices this by telling stories of the human relationship with water through her podcast, Submerge.…

Wild and Scenic Rivers: Three Columbia Tributaries

All photos © Alison M. Jones This week's blog in our series on Wild and Scenic Rivers focuses on the Crooked, Metolius and McKenzie Rivers - three Oregon tributaries to the Lower Columbia River. All three were added simultaneously to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System on Oct. 28, 1988. NWNL documented these tributaries in…

Wild and Scenic River: Snake River

On December 1, 1975 the Snake River in Oregon was added to the Wild and Scenic River System. 32.5 miles of the river are designated as Wild; and 34.4 miles as Scenic. In addition, the Snake River Headwaters in Wyoming is also in the Wild and Scenic River System. 236.9 miles of the Snake River…

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. -Aristotle

Wahkeena Creek cascades down rocky scrambles before a final steep plunge merges into the Columbia River downstream. Wahkeena is a Yakima Indian word meaning "most beautiful."