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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Fivemile-Bell Watershed Restoration Project selected for Riparian Challenge Award

Fivemile-Bell Watershed Restoration Project selected for Riparian Challenge Award

Joint News Release from the Siuslaw National Forest and Siuslaw Watershed Council Reedsport, OR: The Fivemile-Bell Watershed Restoration project located about 10 miles south of Florence, OR on the Central Coast Ranger District has been selected for the 2019 Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) Riparian Challenge Award […]

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Native Plant Giveaway – 2nd Round

Native Plant Giveaway – 2nd Round

Friday, April 12, 2019 10:00 am If you indicated that you were interested in more native plants at our annual distribution – now is the time to place your order for the second round! Send us your requests quickly–supplies are limited and the planting season is coming to a close. […]

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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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Native Plant Distribution Recap

Native Plant Distribution Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 20th Native Plant Distribution. It was a cold and snowy day, but a great success! SWC gave away over 10,700 trees to landowners across the region. We had 143 requests, with 25% coming from new participants. NPD is made possible by grants […]

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