New videos share the beauty of the oaks and prairies of Oregon and Washington

The Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund recently supported the creation of a short documentary and a corresponding restoration supplement about Willamette Valley oak habitat. Together with a video released by the Center for Natural Lands Management about the prairie habitat of the South Puget Sound, these videos provide beautiful imagery and information about the history and importance of our prairie and oak habitats. Check them out below, and share them with your friends and family (click on the photos to view).

Oregon’s Oak: A Vanishing Legacy
a vanishing legacy






Oregon’s Oak: Caretakers in Time
caretakers in time - Dan Bell






“Oregon White Oak and the Oak communities you find in the Willamette Valley are one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the entire united states. Today, more than 95% of those communities are gone, compared to 150 years ago, making it important that we act to protect them now.”

Made in partnership with Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund (, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Trees, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy, Yamhill Small Woodlands Association, Greater Yamhill Watershed Council and Ilsa Perse and Jake Rockwood.

South Sound Prairies: Western Washington’s Grasslands







“If we don’t preserve these prairies where they are now, there are quite a few species that are likely to disappear from this area.” See beautiful images and hear more from plant ecologist Peter Dunwiddie as well as from landowner Bryan Fisher and volunteer Darlene Bidwell about the past, present, and future of South Sound Prairies.