Siuslaw Watershed Council
Bringing the valley back to ‘a dynamic, chaotic system’

Bringing the valley back to ‘a dynamic, chaotic system’

“I think the most impressive thing about this project is the level of partnership and the number of people and organizations that have been involved, which has really contributed to the success of the project” — Mizu Burruss, SWC executive director by Lena Felt Fivemile-Bell Creek restoration project enters final […]

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Fish Creek LWD Placement

Fish Creek LWD Placement

The SWC is pleased to announce the completion of a large woody debris (LWD) placement project that wrapped up earlier this month in Fish Creek, near Triangle Lake. Fish Creek is a major tributary to Lake Creek in the Triangle Lake 6th field sub-watershed. Lake Creek is a tributary of […]

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Project Update – Fivemile Bell Restoration Project

Project Update – Fivemile Bell Restoration Project

This project is only possible thanks to our partners and funders at the US Forest Service, The Siuslaw Institute, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, Elkton Community Learning Center, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Wild Salmon Center. SWC continues to […]

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Project Update – North Fork Siuslaw Revegetation

Project Update – North Fork Siuslaw Revegetation

The Habitat Restoration Technicians at SWC would like to invite our community members to learn about a recent project of ours! We are featuring the North Fork Siuslaw Revegetation Project, where the SWC three-person field crew has been working hard to restore a healthy riparian plant community along Condon and […]

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Project Update – Knowles Creek Salmonid Lifecycle Monitoring

Project Update – Knowles Creek Salmonid Lifecycle Monitoring

Greetings SWC members! Despite the circumstances in 2020, the SWC continues to make progress restoring habitat and protecting the Siuslaw’s natural resources. As spring flowering gives way to summer heat, the SWC looks back on successful planting and monitoring projects, and forward to late summer habitat restoration. We hope you’ll […]

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Education Update

Education Update

An update on our education program… The COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on many of us in how we normally operate, both personally and professionally. Like no other, our education community had to adapt immediately to the virus while still meeting the community needs of our students and learning […]

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A message to our members…

A message to our members…

To our Siuslaw Watershed Community… The past few months have been filled with change and challenge. There continues to be much uncertainty, unrest and divisiveness in our communities and nation today. We wanted to take this time to address our sadness at the lives lost and changed, not just to […]

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Covid-friendly Recreation

Covid-friendly Recreation

The great weather is finally here… Like many,  you are probably looking for places to recreate that allow for social distancing. Luckily, getting out in the watershed is the perfect way to do just that! Here are some ideas:       Kayaking/paddling… Rent a kayak in Florence or in […]

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Film Streaming Event: The Beaver Believers

Film Streaming Event: The Beaver Believers

Offering our first online event! Join us online on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm – and meet the Filmmaker after the event! Presented in Partnership with McKenzie River Trust and the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, we are thrilled to bring this film planned earlier this year to your homes […]

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Siuslaw Institute Bid Solicitation Fivemile Bell

Siuslaw Institute Bid Solicitation Fivemile Bell

The Siuslaw Institute (SI) is seeking a qualified contractor to remove vegetation and regrade five acres, fill 1,000 feet of straightened stream channel, place 60 plantation trees (trees are staged onsite), decommission three miles of roads, and remove and construct one hardened dip in the valley-bottom road in the Fivemile […]

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