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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). They were placed in groups of 3 to 8 pieces, some with root wads attached and some with crowns and limbs to match natural processes. 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./div>
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Spawning Surveys
Fall
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.

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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.

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Spawning Surveys
Fall
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.

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