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Replant the Riverside Update

Since the September wildfires, the Clackamas River Basin Council has taken an active role in restoration efforts. We are working with the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, Molalla River Watch, and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to help landowners who were impacted by the Riverside Fire. We are working with the North Santiam Watershed Council

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

Rock Creek Culvert Removed

Rock Creek is now more fish-friendly! Thanks to fish-wise people living in the watershed and heavy lifting from the Sunrise Water Authority, CRBC Riparian Specialist Ari Sindel reports we’ve successfully removed a culvert that prevented fish passage on Rock Creek. Rock Creek is an important tributary of the lower Clackamas River and provides habitat for