Author Archives: Janice Miller

South Fork Gales Creek

                  Chris Toole and Steven Murschel surveyed South Fork Gales Creek on November 18, 2016.  They saw three (3) adult coho salmon one (1) female, one (1) male, and probably a second … Continue reading

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2016 Fish Sightings  

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Bateman Creek

                  Bateman Creek is a tributary of Gales Creek.   Bank in area of replanting.             November 18 – Chris Toole and Steven Murschel surveyed the creek. … Continue reading

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Scoggins Creek

                  Coho are often seen creating redds just below the Scoggins Dam, a structural barrier to migration.     This shows the stream looking upstream towards the dam.         … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Coho Salmon Surveys and Observations

Chris Toole compiled the following information about Coho Salmon sightings in the Tualatin Basin in the fall of 2016.                                     SYMBOLS FISH WERE … Continue reading

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2017 Steering Committee Meetings

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2017 Council Meetings

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Council Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

The Council celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a picnic on August 3, 2016 at the City of Tigard’s Cook Park. Thanks to City of Tigard for providing the picnic shelter for the picnic at no cost to the Council.   … Continue reading

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2016 Steering Committee

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2016 Council Meetings

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2015 Steering Committee

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2015 Council Meetings

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Capacity Building Committee

The Capacity Building Committee formed to develop a long term funding and marketing strategy for the Council. Tualatin River Watershed Council Marketing and Funding Strategy by Barney & Worth, Inc., June 2014 Marketing and Funding Strategy – Action Plan Worksheet … Continue reading

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OWEB Council Capacity Grant Guidelines

In 2010 OWEB started a process to evaluate how it will allocate money to councils to support council activities.  At the time these grants were called Council Support Grants.  These grants will now be called Outcome-Based Watershed Council Capacity Grants … Continue reading

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Tualatin River Rapid Bio-Assessment, Summer 2013

  Bio-Surveys, LLC conducted snorkel surveys to determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile salmonids in 138.2 miles of Gales Creek, Upper Tualatin River, and the Dairy-McKay Creek watersheds in the summer of 2013 and 91.8 miles of Gales, East … Continue reading

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2014 Steering Committee

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2014 Council Presentations

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2014 Council Meetings

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2008 Strategic Plan

In 2008 the Council developed a Strategic Plan to guide the activities of the Council as it implements its Action Plan. 2008 Strategic Plan Logic Model format of the 2008 Strategic Plan

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Tributary Statistics

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ArcGIS Map

This ArcGIS map has some functionality built into it. Click on ArcGIS to open the map in ArcGIS.com Click on Bookmarks on the upper menu bar to center the Tualatin Watershed on the screen. The Tualatin Watershed is outlined in … Continue reading

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Bureau of Reclamation Reimbursement Contract

In 2002, the Council entered into an agreement with the US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)  to conduct mitigation work for the Scoggins Dam Project.  Under this agreement (BOR Contract), the Council receives $30,000 per year for studies, project planning, education, … Continue reading

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Ongoing Council Activities

Rippling Waters Enhancement Project The Washington County owned property called, Rippling Waters is a 19-acre site located on Gales Creek.  Prior to the Council’s restoration work, the site was overrun with invasive plants; primarily English ivy, Himalayan blackberry and reed … Continue reading

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Council Personnel Policies

The following are the Council’s personnel policies and related information. Employee Handbook Coordinator Job Description Blank Performance Review Form  

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OWEB 2011-2013 Council Support Grant Application

The Council applies for an OWEB Council Support grant every two years.  The following documents support the 2011 – 2013 grant application. Final Application Map of Projects 2011-13 Application Instructions 2011-13 FAQs 2011-13 CSAC  Evaluation Score Sheet 2011-13 Evaluation Scoring … Continue reading

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Landowner Resources

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Workshops & Conferences

The Council and its partners sponsors workshops and conferences for local citizens to learn about ways to protect the water resources in the Tualatin Basin. Continue reading

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Tours

The Council and its many partners host tours in the Tualatin Watershed to provide their members and the public hands on information about what is taking place in the basin. Continue reading

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Spawning Survey Information

The Council sponsors spawning survey training every year with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel. This is a great chance to get hands on experience in helping collect data about fish presence in various Tualatin Basin streams. This data helps us plan projects for the areas that are the most beneficial for salmon use. Continue reading

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Volunteer Planting

The Council organizes planting opportunities and links individuals to other organizations planting opportunities. Continue reading

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2013 Meeting Presentations

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2013 Steering Committee

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2012 Steering Committee

 

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West Fork Dairy Creek Restoration Project 2007 to 2008

Two culverts and road fill were removed to allow fish passage to upstream habitat. In addition 208 logs were placed in the streams by helicopter to produce additional fish habitat. Native plants were planted on both sides of the stream and on a upland site following the in steam work. Continue reading

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Lower Gales Creek Habitat Enhancement Project 2008 to 2010

This project along Gales Creek decommissioned a farm road, added large woody debris to improve fish habitat, planted native plants in the newly created riparian and flood plain areas. It also created several depressions for amphibians along the stream corridor. Continue reading

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Bateman Creek Culvert Replacement Project 2006

This project replaced two undersized culverts with a concrete slab bridge on Bateman Creek in the Gales Creek watershed. As a result, the fish can now migrate up into Bateman Creek. Continue reading

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FRIENDS OF GLENCOE SWALE

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Friends focus on inspiring local involvement, building a stewardship team and educating the public about the benefits of wetlands in an urban setting
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Latest Financial Overview

At the end of each biennium, an overview of the income and expenses is presented to the Council. Continue reading

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Council Members, Staff and Officers

Click below to see a pdf of our current members, staff and officers.

Council Members, Staff and Officers 2012 Continue reading

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2012 Meeting Archives

Agenda and handouts from the 2012 Council Meetings. Continue reading

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Fish and Macroinvertebrate Studies

Over the years, the Department of Environmental Quality and Clean Water Services (formerly called Unified Sewerage Agency) have done studies on fish, macroinvertebrates and habitat in the Tualatin Basin. Continue reading

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Council Financial Policies

In response to new federal tax filing rules, the Council adopted 5 financial policies in 2010. Continue reading

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Tualatin River Watershed Technical Supplement, 1998

  Tualatin River Watershed Technical Supplement, 1998 (21 MB) Due to size considerations the report and maps have been split into separate files. Tualatin River Watershed Technical Supplement 1998 without maps (973 KB) Figure 1-2 Tualatin River Watershed Base Map … Continue reading

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Tualatin Basin Watershed Maps

In 2001, The Council produces a Tualatin River Watershed Atlas. These maps cover political boundaries, ecoregions, fish populations, road density, floodplains, elevations, geology, general soil classifications land ownership, population density, vegetation types, hydric soils, water quality, watersheds, and zoning. Continue reading

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Upper Tualatin – Scoggins Watershed Analysis, 2000

The watershed analysis is a detailed study of all aspects of the watershed’s condition. A four-page summary is also available. Continue reading

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Dairy – McKay Watershed Analysis, 1999

the watershed analysis is a detailed study of all aspects of the watershed’s condition. A four-page summary is also available. Continue reading

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Lower Tualatin Watershed Analysis 2001

The watershed analysis is a detailed study of all aspects of the watershed’s condition. A four-page summary is also available. Continue reading

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Middle Tualatin – Rock Creek Watershed Analysis 2001

The watershed analysis is a detailed study of all aspects of the watershed’s condition. A four-page summary is also available. Continue reading

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Lower Gales Creek Habitat Enhancement Plan

The Lower Gales Creek Habitat Enhancement Plan was done to develop more detailed information for planning restoration projects in this area of Gales Creek. Continue reading

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Lower Gales Creek Enhancement Planning Geomorphic Assessment Study

The Lower Gales Creek geomorphic assessment was done to inform potential projects on lower Gales Creek. Continue reading

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Gales Creek Large Woody Debris Inventory Report

The Gales Creek large woody debris inventory was conducted to determine where large wood would enhance the habitat for salmonoids. Continue reading

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Lower Gales Creek Enhancement Plan, Knotweed and Ivy Mapping and Report

The lower Gales Creek knotweed and ivy mapping report documents where these invasive weeds are present. Continue reading

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Gales Creek Watershed Analysis 1998

The watershed analysis is a detailed study of all aspects of the watershed’s condition. A four-page summary is also available. Continue reading

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2012 Meeting Presentations

The Council tried to obtain copies of power point presentations or hand outs (if available as pdfs) after they are presented at Council meetings. Continue reading

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