Welcome to the Siuslaw Watershed Council !

The Siuslaw Watershed Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides an opportunity for local people to plan and participate in the restoration of their watershed.

Watershed councils are volunteer driven organizations that develop and participate in community efforts to restore and protect watershed health, water quality and native fish populations. Every council is unique, and each council reflects the interests and land ownership patterns in their watershed. Councils are not governmental organizations and are not regulatory.

Anyone can participate in the Council! We help landowners fund and carry out protection and restoration efforts on their land. We form partnerships with industries and agencies to implement important research and restoration efforts. We provide educational opportunities for the Council and the community. If you are interested in watershed health, get involved! COUNCIL MEMBERS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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August 2016 SWC General Meeting!
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:30-8:30 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM

Mapleton High School Library,  at 10868 East Mapleton Road

“Tools of the Trade"

Jesee Beers, Culture Director of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, will explain Siuslaw cultural history and show everyone a traditional canoe!  Come out and see!!


"Geoarchaeological Investigations at the Tahkenitch Landing Site"

Molly Kirkpatrick from Pacific Slope Archaeology Laboratory, Dept. of Anthropology, Oregon State University will discuss the Tahkenitch Landing Site, which is located inland from the modern day shoreline and dates occupation as early as 8,000 years BP. Working in collaboration with the Siuslaw National Forest Archaeologist Kevin Bruce, Molly has proposed new research to better define site boundaries using high-resolution XRF analysis of sediment cores and to determine evidence of past human occupation.

Geoprobe Lakeside

SWC updates, by The Board of Directors and Dan Carpenter, SWC Executive Director

See you there!


If you would like a membership or to make a donation to the SWC, please click here to to go to our Membership and Donation page. You will be able to donate online or download a form to send in to join or donate. Thank you for your interest in the Siuslaw Watershed Council!