The Council worked on several projects that replaced invasive species with native plants. One project replaced an culvert that was blocking upstream fish passage. Planning for habitat improvements and side channel improvements along Clear and Gales Creeks was completed.
The Council worked on several projects with Homeowner Associations to replace invasive species with native species. Work also continued at Rippling Waters to restore the area to its native conditions.
The Council continues to do restoration work at Rippling Waters. Several projects with Homeowner’s Associations were done and one road was decommissioned to protect stream side habitat.
The Council conducted a survey to count fish in the Upper Tualatin River, Gales, West Fork Dairy, East Fork Dairy and McKay creeks. It also partnered with the Murrayhill Homeowners Association to remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants along Summer Creek (a tributary of Fanno Creek).
The Council did two large wood projects. The first was in Gales Creek where 63 logs were placed in a 0.33 mile reach of stream. The second was in Clear Creek, a sub-basin of Gales Creek, where 86 logs were placed in a one-mile reach of stream. In addition a concrete fish barrier was removed in Clear Creek.
The 2011 – 2012 Annual Report is a two-page mini report. Starting with this report the Council will do biennial reports that match the OWEB Council Support grant periods. In the middle year a mini report will be done.
A Council project placed large woody debris in upper main stem Gales Creek.
The Council did two large wood projects, one on the North Fork of Gales Creek and one in Lower Gales Creek.
A Council project on Murtaugh Creek built a series of rock weirs to provide fish passage during low stream flows.
The Council project on West Fork Dairy Creek removed culverts and placed large woody debris in the stream at the new Stub Stewart State Park.
The Council project on Bateman Creek replaced a culvert with a bridge to allow fish passage.