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:

17th Annual Down the River Clean Up

More than a decade ago, an "explosion of trash" on the river was the impetus for the event. Now, up to 300 volunteers turn out for the annual Down the River Cleanup, organized by the Clackamas River Basin Council and We Love Clean Rivers.

Perspectives on a River

View the work of Clackamas River Basin Council from a variety of perspectives. Drone video of restoration projects show the scope of habitat improvements for fish and wildlife.

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.