2011 Oregon Habitat Restoration Projects

Habitat Project Map

Project Name: Whychus Creek

County: Deschutes

Watershed: Upper Deschutes

Description: The project will restore approximately 1.7 miles of Whychus Creek at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve by relocating the creek channel to its historic, naturally-occurring meander. The project also includes the restoration of 35 acres of wetland and streamside vegetation. Native fish benefitted: redband trout, steelhead trout, spring Chinook salmon.

 

Project Name: Shotpouch Creek

County: Benton

Watershed: Marys River

Description: The project will engage 18 landowners to replace culverts to improve fish passage and build fencing to keep livestock out of the steams along Shotpouch Creek. The projects will also provide off-channel livestock watering and crossings, remove invasive species and plant streamside vegetation. Native fish benefitted: cutthroat trout, Pacific lamprey, steelhead trout.

 

Project Name: Rudio Creek

County: Grant

Watershed: John Day

Description: The project will restore approximately 2.1 miles of Rudio Creek by relocating the creek channel to its historic alignment, restoring streamside vegetation with 13,000 native plants and placing almost 800 pieces of large wood to create spawning pools and habitat for aquatic species. Native fish benefitted: spring Chinook salmon, steelhead trout.

 

Project Name: Larson Creek

County: Jackson

Watershed: Bear Creek

Description: The project will replace or repair two culverts that currently impede fish passage. The projects will also engage private landowners to restore 1,800 feet of streamside vegetation. Native fish benefitted: steelhead trout, spring Chinook salmon, coho salmon.

 

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