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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:

CRBC helps contain post-fire erosion to protect streams

4,000 homes were destroyed in the wildfires that struck Oregon in September. While government agencies figure out how to distribute aid, Clackamas River Basin Council Riparian Specialist Ari Sindel learned how to use coconut-fiber "coir logs" to reduce run-off, protecting streams in the watershed from hazardous materials coming off of burned houses.
If you live in the Clackamas Watershed and would like CRBC's help to control erosion and protect waterways, please email info@clackamasriver.org.
You can also donate to Replant the Riverside, and support our effort to restore our burned riparian areas: http://clackamasriver.org/replant-the-riverside/
Our thanks go to Cascade Geosynthetics for helping us secure the materials, and Franco Reforestation, INC. for the crew to get the job done.
This project was funded by Portland General Electric through our “Shade Our Streams” program.

Replant the Riverside: 10 Trees for the Clackamas

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When wildfires struck our community, we worked together to keep each other safe. Now, let's work together again to Replant the Riverside!

From now through December 17 the Clackamas River Basin Council is hosting the "Replant the Riverside: 10 Trees for the Clackamas" campaign. We are raising money to restore our burned forests. Each $10 donation will provide for a tree to be planted and 5 years of maintenance to ensure our forests get reestablished. We'll organize volunteer work parties in late Winter to plant these trees.

Please join the Clackamas River Basin Council for our 2020 Watershed Stewardship Awards on December 17 at 6pm to celebrate this year's river heroes and to announce the official results of our fundraiser! http://clackamasriver.org/replant-the-riverside/

Our deepest gratitude to WARN Industries Employee Community Impact Project for generously offering to match donations on Giving Tuesday!

How do you engineer a logjam?

CRBC Restoration Program Manager Liz Gilliam explains how habitat engineers design and place logjams to improve fish habitat on Eagle Creek.

Eagle Creek Restoration Project

CRBC is working to restore juvenile salmon habitat by engineering log jams in Eagle Creek at Bonnie Lure State Park.