Confluence Library

In this article, Keri E. Iyall Smith (Cowlitz) details how, by taking cues from Indigenous Peoples who see the natural world as relatives, equal to humans, entitled to protections and thoughtful (minimal) use, it is possible to shift away from attitudes that expanded in the colonial era, which see land as a thing to be conquered and with resources to be extracted.

Sarah Vowell describes her visit to the Confluence Bird Blind at the Sandy River Delta

Sarah Vowell describes the multitude of histories in the story of the transcontinental railroads, including Chinese laborers, Westward expansion, and dispossession of Native land.

Explore the unique ecosystem around the Sandy River Delta! Bill Weiler, Stewardship Education Coordinator with the Sandy River Watershed Council, details how previous restoration projects have improved the Sandy River’s health.

As our climate changes, so do the plants that thrive in our ecosystem. Learn more about how the Sandy River Delta is using native plants to adapt with Bill Weiler, Stewardship Education Coordinator with the Sandy River Watershed Council.

The Sandy River Watershed Council is rebuilding Salmon homes and so much more: Explore one of our environmental restoration projects with us along the Sandy River.

This guide is designed to guide you though the Sandy River Delta, focusing on what you see, hear, and feel while at the SRD, and to prompt thinking about changes in the landscape.

Confluence recently premiered the film “Salmon’s Agreement,” which was followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (of Tule Films) and with Roberta Conner (Tamastslikt Cultural Institute). Many attendees asked how they can help the salmon. Here are some resources to get started.

On April 1st, 2021 Confluence premiered the film “Salmon’s Agreement” followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Woodrow Hunt and Bobbie Conner of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

In this episode, the speakers discuss speaking as a voice for the orcas, salmon, and the waterways they live in. Listen to the episode to learn from Washington State Representative Debra Lekanoff (Tlingit), Klickitat Tribal Elder Wilbur Slockish, and James Holt, (Nez Perce) the Executive Director of the Buffalo Field Campaign on how to care for these important members of our ecosystem.