2012 Oregon Habitat Restoration Projects

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Project Name: Lower Calapooia River, Crabtree Creek & Snake-DeFord Creek

County: Linn

Watershed: Santiam River

Description: The project is a joint effort between three watershed councils to restore approximately 21 acres of vegetation across three watersheds. The project also includes the removal of invasive blackberry bushes. Native fish benefitted: steelhead trout, spring Chinook salmon.

Project Name: Salmon River & Still Creek

County: Clackamas

Watershed: Sandy River

Description: The project will reactivate four side channels in the Salmon River and one in Still Creek restoring more than 6,700 feet of side channel habitat. Nine large wood structures using 262 pieces of wood will also be built to improve fish habitat along the restored channels. Native fish benefitted: Chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead trout.

Project Name: Thompson Creek

County: Jackson

Watershed: Rogue River

Description: The project will restore approximately 1.8 contiguous miles of streamside vegetation totaling 22 acres along Thompson Creek, a tributary of Applegate River. The project also involves the removal of invasive species. Native fish benefitted: coho salmon, steelhead trout.

Project Name: Jones Creek

County: Josephine

Watershed: Rogue River

Description: The project will restore fish passage by removing the Tokay Canal Dam. The project will includes installation of an inverted siphon to Jones Creek to convey irrigation water, reshaping of the stream banks and planting native vegetation. Native fish benefitted: coho salmon, steelhead trout.