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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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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Native Plant Giveaway 2020

Native Plant Giveaway 2020

We are pleased to announce the opening of our annual native plant distribution – now is the time to place your order! The SWC will once again provide free native plants for waterside (riparian) planting in the Siuslaw and Coastal Lakes Area. Trees planted along streams help reduce erosion, filter […]

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Upper Indian Creek Helicopter Project

Upper Indian Creek Helicopter Project

Trees were flying through the sky in the Indian Creek watershed this October! We have been working with our partners at the Siuslaw National Forest to add trees to the river to create better habitat for salmon, amphibians, and other species that rely on healthy rivers and wetlands! We’re adding […]

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Seeking Bids for Qualified Contractor

Seeking Bids for Qualified Contractor

The Siuslaw Watershed Council is seeking a qualified contractor to complete tipping and cutting of trees to be used in a large woody debris placement project in Upper Indian Creek, in the Siuslaw Watershed, OR. Bids are due to the Council by 5PM on September 12th, 2019. Contractors are encouraged […]

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