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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General Meeting in Lorane, at the Grange Hall
Wednesday, October 26
6:30 – 8:30 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM


Siuslaw Watershed Council General Meeting, will be held on Wednesday October 26, at 6:30 PM, at the Lorane Grange (Corner of Old Lorane & Orchard Rds., Lorane). Doors open at 6:00 PM and the meeting gets underway at 6:30 PM. The first presentation is “Federal Cost-Share Programs for the Upper Siuslaw” by Dave Downing, District Manager Upper Willamette SWCD. The Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District has worked for over 50 years in Lane County with private landowners on a voluntary basis to address natural resource concerns. On the ground conservation practices implemented include allowing for near stream site capable vegetation and enhancement, removal of invasive vegetative species and replacement with native tree/shrub species, limiting livestock access to streams by fencing, off-stream watering systems, manure management systems, rotational grazing fence systems, grass water ways, and heavy use protection. Currently, the District is conducting a focus priority area in the South Fork Siuslaw sub-basin and has obtained limited funding to be used and leveraged to assist interested landowners. Visit the district website at UWSWCD.org.

The second presentation is: “The Changing Northwest Climate: What the USDA Northwest Climate Hub is doing to address climate impacts on farms, forests and rangelands” by Dr. Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, Climate HUB Fellow for the Northwest Regional Climate HUB. Extreme weather events and a changing climate are being experienced throughout the world. Oregon and much of the U.S. Northwest is projected to experience longer, drier summers, warmer winters with less precipitation stored as snow. These climatic changes will impact managed landscapes in variable ways that will have some positive and negative effects on farms, forests and rangeland in the region. The Climate Hubs aim to collaborate with stakeholders and partners in an effort to share science and relevant research that may assist landowners and land managers adapt and adjust their management decisions in the face of a changing climate. The Hub focuses on working with USDA Agencies and University Extension to provide information, web-based tools, and other means of making research results on climate change useful to people on working landscapes. Join us for a presentation and discussion of our work in the region.   

Come out and enjoy the presentations  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!