2023 Grants available for landowners to improve habitat and waterway health

Grants of up to $15,000 offered to landowners for waterway projects benefitting aquatic species, wildlife or waterway health. Landowners are required to partner with a watershed council, soil and water conservation district, or tribe to submit applications. Landowners also must create competitive projects and keep up with reporting and maintenance requirements. To figure out which

Wildfire Recovery

CRBC, along with our partners Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, Clackamas River Basin Council, Pudding River Watershed Council, and OSU Extension Service, has received funding to assist landowners whose properties were impacted by the 2020 Riverside and Beachie Creek Wildfires. The Riverside Fire started in the Mt. Hood National Forest Clackamas River Ranger District

Orchard Summit Cleanup: Done!

We cleaned an illegal dumpsite along Trillium Creek Several years ago the Clackamas River Basin Council completed a Shade Our Streams project at Orchard Summit, a beautiful streamside along Trillium Creek in Damascus, OR. We removed invasive weeds and planted native trees and shrubs in the creek’s riparian area to help stabilize the creek bank,

2022-23 Shade Our Streams Properties

Two Shade Our Streams Properties in 2022 With funding from a Water Environment Services RiverHealth Stewardship grant, the Clackamas River Basin Council is restoring six acres of riparian habitat at two new sites in 2022-23. Conserving and restoring urbanized watersheds is one of the critical challenges of modern ecology. Urban rivers and streams face unique

Sieben Riverbend Restoration Project

Construction is underway! Floaters and boaters may notice construction along the Clackamas River for a six-week period this summer 2022. The Clackamas River Basin Council will be busy working on the Sieben-Riverbend Side Channel Enhancement Project and improving habitat for threatened and endangered native fish species. The project, taking place at the confluence of Sieben

Kingfisher Side-Channel Reconnection Project

Just a stone’s throw from where disc golfers, anglers, campers and park-goers convene at Milo McIver State Park, the Clackamas River Basin Council and their partners have been busy improving habitat for threatened and endangered native fish species. The project, known as the Kingfisher Side-Channel Reconnection project, wrapped up construction in September 2021, which entailed

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

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