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This project increased native plant species composition to provide better wildlife habitat and provided improved wetland connection to an adjacent woodland area in the Christensen Creek sub-basin. Continue reading
OWEB Small Grant Elmwood Neighborhood Restoration Project December 2010 to December 2011 Improved Riparian Process and Function This neighborhood project improved riparian and upland areas along a tributary of Ash Creek in Metzger. Contract crews re-moved invasive plants and … Continue reading
Clear Creek Large Wood Placement
Winter 2012 to Fall 2014
Clear Creek is a major tributary to Gales Creek, located in the northwestern portion of the Tualatin River basin. The project site is a 1-mile stream reach located in an area owned by the city of Forest Grove. The project placed 86 pieces of large wood (measuring 70′ to 80′ in length). During the 1970s and 1980s, large wood was removed from streams because we didn’t recognize its benefits. They include slowing and spreading out high water flows into the floodplain and improving channel complexity by increasing pool frequency and depths to provide needed habitat for the salmon species in the reach. This project provides interim benefits to the stream until the currently aging conifers along the stream fall into the stream perpetuating this habitat.
The Council sponsors spawning survey training every year with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel. Participants learn how to identify fall coho, winter steelhead trout, and native cutthroat trout spawning redds and other aquatic life in Gales Creek. After the training, members are encouraged to visit the streams periodically to record salmon spawning activity. This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in helping collect data about fish presence in various Tualatin Basin streams.
One hundred logs were placed in the stream in groups of 3 to 8 to produce in-stream habitat for native winter steel-head and cutthroat trout and non-native Coho salmon. Continue reading
Over 170 whole trees were placed in selected areas to create pools and smaller additional channels. These will provide refugia areas for native fish and help retain gravels in this area of the stream system. Continue reading
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