Our Mission

We foster partnerships for clean water and to improve fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live, work and recreate in the watershed.

We accomplish this by:
  • Undertaking watershed restoration to increase the abundance, diversity, and productivity of native resident and anadromous (salmon and steelhead) fish populations throughout the basin.
  • Protecting and enhancing the quality and quantity of source water for domestic water supplies to meet an increasing population.
  • Controlling non-native weeds, and restoring native vegetation to improve both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
  • Engaging communities and landowners in watershed improvement projects that protect and enhance the natural resources.

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“When the river thrives, we all thrive—especially when we work together.”

Video Highlights

Get the scoop on Council activities in these videos brought to you by the Clackamas County Government Channel:

Living with Wildlife

Living with Wildlife class, presented by Suzi Cloutier, Stewardship and Communications Manager for Clackamas River Basin Council.

Christmas for the Clackamas

This video highlights side channel restoration with recycled Christmas trees.

Shade Our Streams: The Impact of Invasive Species

This video examines the environmental and economical impact of invasive species in Clackamas County as well as the benefits of planting natural plants.

The Shade Our Streams Program

An overview of the Shade Our Streams program, its goals, and how they positively impact water quality in the region.