Siuslaw Watershed Council
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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Earth Day 50th Anniversary and the Story of the Siuslaw

Earth Day 50th Anniversary and the Story of the Siuslaw

This week marks the 50th Anniversary of #EarthDay, a global celebration encouraging education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. A lot has happened in 50 years. The Siuslaw Watershed has been shaped by change. Managed and stewarded by Siuslaw tribal people for generations and into today, the watershed at […]

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Siuslaw Watershed Seeks New Director

Siuslaw Watershed Seeks New Director

“I had the privilege to lead an amazing team of folks who work tirelessly to restore our river…” — Eli Tome, SWC executive director by Chantelle Meyer After three years working in the Siuslaw region, Siuslaw Watershed Council (SWC) Executive Director Eli Tome is voyaging north to work at a […]

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Siuslaw Watershed Studies Program

Siuslaw Watershed Studies Program

Since our formation in 1997, education has been a pillar of our mission and a fundamental component of our work to restore salmon habitat and support a resilient community. Over the last two years, we’ve developed a unique partnership with Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO) to bring engaging ecology […]

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Siuslaw Award for Non-Profit Achievement

Siuslaw Award for Non-Profit Achievement

This year we were honored to receive the Non-Profit Achievement Award from the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual Siuslaw Awards event. With the strong support of our membership, and the collaborative work of all of our partners, we were able to demonstrate how our work not only […]

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Siuslaw Sauntering at Sutton Creek

Siuslaw Sauntering at Sutton Creek

“I don’t like either the word [hike] or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not ‘hike!’ Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and […]

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How are salmon limits determined?

How are salmon limits determined?

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:30-7:30 Join the Siuslaw Watershed Council at the Siuslaw Public Library for a presentation about ocean and river ecosystem indicators of salmon returns and how folks use those indicators to determine salmon fishing limits on the coast, set by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. […]

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Forest Fire Ecology & Management

Forest Fire Ecology & Management

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:30-7:30 Come learn from the experts on Forest Fire Ecology, Management and Prevention: Dan Gavin, Geography Professor with the University of Oregon will talk about Biogeography—Fire and Natural Disturbance history Maija Corliss with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Interagency Office, will discuss Forest Fire Management […]

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Special Volunteer Event March 23rd

Special Volunteer Event March 23rd

Fivemile Bell Project Tour and Planting Event Saturday March 23, 2019 9:30am – 2pm Join us on a tour of this valley wide restoration project where Fivemile Creek meets Bell Creek, the largest tributary to Tahkenitch Lake. This is a multi-phase, multi-year project, restoring watershed function and floodplain connection. In […]

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