Our Work

Projects

We manage projects and participate in partner projects which contribute to water quality improvement, habitat restoration, and overall watershed health across the basin.


All Projects

Collaborations
Summer 2022
The Tualatin Basin Wide Rapid Bio-Assessment (RBA) project will inventory 121 miles of priority stream habitat to help organizational and agency partners quantify the distribution and relative abundance of all juvenile salmon and steelhead species during the critical period of summer low stream flows. This inventory will serve as a basis for prioritized restoration actions pursued by the watershed council.
River Restoration
On beautiful Gales Creek, at the Balm Grove site, partners are coming together to accomplish a long-held community goal: Removal of a small dam with a big impact to fish in Gales Creek and the larger Tualatin River Watershed.
River Restoration
September 2021
The Clear Creek Large Wood Debris Installation project protects an important source of naturally cold water in our Drinking Water Source Area. The project also connects two prior projects together for a total of 2.3 miles of treated habitat.
River Restoration
2018 - 2020
This instream restoration project was developed to improve aquatic and riparian habitat, fish passage, and water quality conditions along Plentywater Creek and East Fork Dairy Creek.
Collaborations
River Restoration
Summer 2018
This project is the second phase of three restoration treatments to Clear Creek, an important cold water contributor to Gales Creek. The purpose of the project was to provide summer rearing habitat and cold water refugia to juvenile salmonids migrating upstream.
Collaborations
June 2021 - December 2022
The Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Impoundments Project is an effort by the Joint Water Commission (JWC) and the Tualatin River Watershed Council (TRWC) to reduce HABS within the Drinking Water Source Area (DWSA) and promote best management practices (BMPs) for landowners who have impoundments on their property.
Collaborations
January 2021 - January 2022
The NetMap Pilot Project is a collaborative effort between the Tualatin River Watershed Council (TRWC) and the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD). The NetMap tools will be used to create an analysis for steelhead Intrinsic Potential (IP) and anchor habitat. That analysis will inform future restoration opportunities for floodplain reconnection and anchor habitat protection.
People & Wildlife
Ongoing
Beavers provide many benefits to our natural environment. This basin-wide coordinated beaver strategy is a collaboration between the Tualatin River Watershed Council, the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Clean Water Services, and The Wetlands Conservancy. Together we are creating tools which will help our organizational and agency partners as well as our residential community members work toward coexistence solutions whenever possible.
Collaborations
River Restoration
Summer 2022
Whitcher Creek is a tributary to West Fork Dairy Creek which is located in the Dairy McKay subbasin. Much of this creek is located in managed timber lands and displays excellent habitat potential for Coho.
Collaborations
January 2021 - January 2022
The Tualatin Basin Wildfire Risk Assessment is a collaborative project in which the Tualatin River Watershed Council, the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Clean Water Services, and the Joint Water Commission characterized the potential impact of a wildfire on drinking water quality in the Tualatin Basin.