Snakes of the Clackamas Watershed

Celebrating World Snake Day and Exploring the Native Snakes of the Clackamas Watershed World Snake Day is July 16th! While we were writing this blog post we came across some hilarious terms for snakes. Have you heard them referred to as danger noodles, regretti spaghetti, nope ropes, sneaky sneks, or slither straws?? In all seriousness

The Lifeline of Anadromous Fish: Understanding the Vital Role of Side Channel Habitat in the Clackamas River

The Clackamas River, winding its way through the scenic landscapes of Oregon, is not just flowing water; it’s the lifeline for anadromous fish species like salmon and steelhead. These remarkable creatures embark on incredible journeys, traversing thousands of miles from the ocean to their freshwater spawning grounds. However, their survival hinges not just on the

Let’s Get Bonatical Together!

Let’s Get Bonatical Together! It’s Pride Month and we hope you’ll be part of our iNaturalist group called Let’s Get Botanical Together! Please join and share your botanical observations. Why celebrate Pride Month in nature? Nature is a sanctuary, but not all experiences in the outdoors are not created equally; assurances of safety and lack

2023-24 Shade Our Streams Program

Another round of Shade Our Streams in the Clackamas Watershed Clackamas River Basin Council is launching a new riparian restoration effort in the Deep Creek watershed, supported by Portland General Electric’s Clackamas Habitat Fund. The 50 square mile Deep Creek watershed in the lower Clackamas River basin, which includes parts of the communities of Barton,

We’ll build it; they will come

By Bill Monroe The jury may still be out, but the evidence is mounting. Partnerships on the Clackamas River are resulting in significant successes for wild fish, defying perceptions of fish-killing dams. The secret is in partnerships. Witness this excerpted 2023 report from PGE’s Clackamas Project at North Fork Dam, from senior scientist Nick Ackerman:

CRBC’s New Free Webinar Series

Introducing a 30-minute lunch hour webinar series to help PNW residents protect drinking water quality and wildlife habitats at home Clackamas, OR – The Clackamas River Basin Council is offering a 6-month series of free 30-minute webinars to help locals protect drinking water quality and wildlife habitats in their own yards. During November 2023 to

Halloween and No Ivy Day

On Oct 28, come as you are (or as you aren’t!) to a Halloween themed Work Party Oregon City, OR – The Clackamas River Basin Council is looking for volunteers to help save trees from invasive English ivy along the Clackamas River in Oregon City. To celebrate Halloween, costumes are encouraged – but optional. English