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. https://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

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

Summer Invasive Species Prevention Tips

We’re in the peak of summer – prime time to explore our great Oregon rivers, forests and lakes. Go forth and recreate! – and please follow these tips to prevent the spread of invasive species: Hiking/Fishing Wipe your boots – Clean all of your gear in between adventures, but especially your boots and pants to ensure