Oregon Iris (Iris tenax)

Photo by Master Naturalist Marvin Kellar

Willamette Valley Working Landscapes Class 2016- Aurora, OR

Photo by Brandy Saffell

Willamette Valley Ecoregion River Class 2016- Tualatin River

Photo by Brandy Saffell

Caddisfly Larval Case at Kingston Prairie Preserve

Photo by Master Naturalist Don Gunther

View of Portland Metro Area

Metro Home

The Portland Metro area has an incredible variety of natural areas, from riparian woodlands and wetlands to upland conifer forest and prairie. In addition, most parks and natural areas are in close proximity to residents living in highly urbanized parts of the region. 


Master Naturalists provide community members with objective, research-based information and educational resources to provide learning and connection to the great outdoors in Oregon. Use this website to learn more about the role and mission of our chapter, keep up with our educational events and calendar, and browse our resources. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.


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