Total acreage: 8.66 acres
Date acquired by TWC: 1988
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
Key TWC staff or board member: Jennifer Wilson
Apache Bluff wetland is seasonally flooded by the Tualatin River in winter and becomes partially or totally dry in the summer months. It is part of a larger greenway made up of Cook Park (Tigard), Tualatin Community Park, Durham City Park and the Tualatin Country Club.
Waterfowl commonly seen include Canada geese, mallards, wood duck, hooded merganser, bufflehead and wigeon. Great blue heron, green heron, bittern, snipe, killdeer, Bewick's wren, redwing blackbird and several species of swallows are also common visitors. The wetland contains dense brush and remnant apple trees from an old farmstead which provide food for deer, raccoon and beaver.
Two trails provide access to the marsh. One trail leads to the west, along the open water portion of the marsh. The other goes to the south, from the lower end of the pan-handle access trail. The south pathway which skirts the scrub-shrub wetland is very muddy after wet winters. The Apache Bluff neighborhood flanks the wetland on the south bluff above the marsh.
Site Management: Conducted by TWC and volunteers.