North American River Otter
One of the quickest ways to know if an ecosystem is healthy is the presence of apex predators. River otters require a lot of food and a large, clean waterway to thrive. So, when you see a riparian ecosystem that is home these charismatic and curious carnivores, it is a good sign that the waterway is a healthy one.
How you can support this project
My goal with this project is to create a collection of powerful storytelling images of the watershed sentinels of the Oregon Coast, which can become a traveling educational exhibit, a visual presentation for a lecture series, and other tools useful to inform and empower residents to protect and conserve their local watershed habitats and the species that rely upon them.
This work is funded primarily through grants and donations. If you would like to support Watershed Sentinels, please consider making a donation via PayPal.
All donations received go directly to field work specific to Watershed Sentinels, including travel costs, printing, outreach, specialized equipment, and other needs. Please note that donations are not tax-deductible.