Oregon Blue Sky Habitat Projects 2006

Crosel Creek Habitat Reserve  
Location: North Coast
Description: A local land trust is acquiring and protecting 121 acres within the Crosel Creek and Young's Bay watershed in the Lower Columbia River estuary. Native juvenile coho salmon use the tidal reach of the bay and estuary system and associated Crosel Creek. Creation of the Crosel Creek Habitat Reserve will secure the ecological functions of a large portion of the watershed that feeds the bay and estuary system, thus contributing to improved habitat and water quality for salmon. The site will also serve as a long term field study site for the Applied Science Aquatic Center at Astoria High School.

photo: AmeriCorps volunteer Cecilia Romo examines a drogonfly in a wetland meadow along Crosel Creek. © Jim Yuskavitch