The Wildlife Sanctuary at Alder creek farm
50 acres of extensive meadow pasture and uplands is protected at Alder Creek Farm offering unique biodiversity wildlife through the stewardship of Lower Nehalem Community Trust. This land can be found on the Conservation Registry.
This open area had been drained and engineered for dairy cattle, and now hosts many diverse species of native plants and animals. Its proximity to the Nehalem estuarine system makes this land particularly important for protecting water quality. Elk and songbirds regularly watch as local gardeners work in the nearby community garden.