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Journey Down the Clackamas With Us!

The Clackamas River Basin Council is proud to present the “Journey Down the Clackamas” Conference, a year-long series of seminars on the resources of the Clackamas River basin. Weíve gathered together an impressive array of engineers, scientists, political leaders, agency officials, educators and others to share their expertise about the Clackamas River basin, including some

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Clackamas River Current Read about our riparian restoration work, including the conclusion of our long-running Shade Our Streams program and a new initiative to Replant the Riverside after the wildfires. http://clackamasriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Newsletter_Fall-2020_WEB_v5.pdf

Post-fire Erosion Control

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

Post-fire forest management insights

CRBC Staff attends Oregon State University Extension Service Fire Program webinars and regularly updates our Wildfire Resources webpage to provide information and funding opportunities Maintenance Erosion Control – Flooding and landslides are of concern because burned soils absorb less water than normal. Use coir logs to divert flows. Protect waterways – Construct straw waddles along

The Eagle Creek Logs Have Landed

Bonnie Lure State Park, Estacada CRBC kicked off the summer with a major restoration project at Bonnie Lure State Park near Estacada. With support from Columbia Helicopters, Inter-Fluve and Aquatic Contracting, we staged over 150 logs to build logjams on Eagle Creek’s side channels to improve habitat conditions for coho salmon, spring and fall Chinook

Black Lives Matter.

CRBC Executive Director Cheryl McGinnis’ statement on the Black Lives Matter movement, the coronavirus pandemic, and how CRBC can better support the community during these trying times The world has fundamentally changed since our last newsletter. The novel coronavirus pandemic forces us into isolation, disrupting our ability to gather, to connect. It makes us re-imagine