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 Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Big Bear Camp, 89480 Nelson Mtn. Rd, Walton, OR. Doors open at 6:00 PM

From Hwy 126 and just west of the Walton Store, turn on Nelson Mountain Road. Proceed 4 1/2 miles to the Big Bear Camp Retreat Center sign on the left. Continue 1 mile to Big Bear Camp. http://bigbearcamp.org/

"LiDAR and Landslides in the Siuslaw River Watershed"



Landslide"LiDAR and Landslides in the Siuslaw Watershed", will be given by Kami  Ellingson, Watershed Program Manager, Siuslaw National Forest.

Historically landslides were identified and monitored using 1:24,000 aerial photography.  In 1996 the state of Oregon funded an unprecedented, ground-based landslide study, following a 100 year flood event. This study provided valuable information to land managers, land owners and municipalities about the origin, prevalence, size, travel distances of debris torrents and land management influence on landslides in the coast range of Oregon. Now, LiDAR (Light Detecting and Ranging) coverage, informs land management.  LiDAR allows land managers to remove the vegetation and look directly at the earth’s surface.

There will also be an Board of Director and Executive Director updates on various SWC projects.

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!