The Vosburg Creek Property is a 14.5-acre parcel located within the city of Wheeler along the southeast edge of Nehalem Bay. The property’s vegetative communities include tidally influenced freshwater wetlands, Vosburg Creek and riparian corridor and forested uplands. Two perennial unnamed tributaries flow into Vosburg Creek from adjacent lands and several seasonal tributaries feed the creek as well. Vosburg Creek flows through the middle of the property for approximately 2000 linear feet before entering Nehalem Bay. Vosburg Creek provides habitat for Coho, Chinook and chum salmon by providing excellent rearing habitat and some spawning habitat.
The Vosburg Creek Story
Recognizing the Trust’s mission to protect valuable habitat in the Nehalem Bay region, local resident Brad Taylor generously donated 8 acres of the Vosburg Creek complex to the Trust in 2005. This portion of the property contains the tidally influenced wetlands, freshwater wetlands, and a portion of the uplands. Acknowledging the potential for a larger contiguous habitat preserve, Carol Halvorson graciously donated 6.5 acres of adjacent habitat in 2015. This portion of the property contains a tributary of Vosburg Creek and forested uplands. Now nearly 15 acres of valuable habitat is protected in Wheeler surrounding beautiful Vosburg Creek.