The North Santiam Watershed Council is a group of community volunteers who act together to help restore the North Santiam Watershed so that it can support the natural habitat important to endangered salmon and steelhead fish and support the economy and quality of life of our communities.
Watershed Councils play important roles in implementing habitat restoration and other projects for the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds.
- Promoting awareness and education about watershed issues
- Preserving and/or improving water quality and quantity in the river and stream networks
- Maintaining healthy, well-functioning natural and human communities within the watershed
- Protecting natural areas including wildlife habitat and biodiversity
- Recognizing the social and economic benefits in protecting the health of the watershed
The North Santiam Watershed Council is a place to work together in a non-regulatory setting to achieve the goal of healthy water, healthy natural resources and healthy, economically vibrant communities.
The council was formed in 1995 and was recognized by the Marion and Linn County Commissioners in 1998.