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North Santiam Watershed Council

Fishing Update for the North Santiam River

Based on video mon­i­tor­ing (through mid-November) at Upper and Lower Ben­nett dams near Stay­ton, approx­i­mately 5,200 sum­mer steel­head moved into the upper North San­tiam this sea­son. That’s about 20 per­cent of the nearly 25,000 sum­mer steel­head that passed the Willamette Falls this. year Coho sea­son on the North San­tiam from Stay­ton up to Big Cliff Dam […]

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Within Our Reach Conference

Liz Redon, Coun­cil Coor­di­na­tor, and Brice Crayne, Landowner Part­ner­ship Coor­di­na­tor, rep­re­sented the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil at Within Our Reach, a gath­er­ing of fun­ders, river restora­tion pro­fes­sion­als, landown­ers, pub­lic agen­cies, and sci­en­tists all focused on the future of the Willamette River and its trib­u­taries. Although the two day con­fer­ence focused on aca­d­e­mic research and the […]

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Oregon’s Sturgeon Bag Limit Reduced to One Fish

Under new rules adopted by the Fish and Wildlife Com­mis­sion, Oregon’s stur­geon bag limit will be reduced to one fish per year begin­ning in 2013. The new rule cov­ers all Ore­gon waters includ­ing the North San­tiam, all other inland rivers, bays and estu­ar­ies.  The rul­ing super­sedes a two fish annual bag limit set last Sep­tem­ber as part […]

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2013 Winter Steelhead Guide and Fishing Regulations

The Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife updated the sport fish­ing reg­u­la­tions and Win­ter Steel­head Guide for 2013 today. 2013 Sport Fish­ing Reg­u­la­tions The  Willamette Zone Sport Fish­ing Reg­u­la­tions for 2013 on the ODFW web­site do not appear to have changed.  Printed ver­sions should be avail­able at ODFW offices and from license sales agents by mid-December. […]

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North Santiam Watershed Council completes annual evaluation

The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil will meet on Thurs­day Decem­ber 13th, 2012 to fin­ish their annual self-evaluation. North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil meet­ings are held at the Stay­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 400 West Vir­ginia Street, Stay­ton, OR on the sec­ond Thurs­day of every month except July and August. Meet­ings begin at 7:00 pm. […]

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OWEB is holding a Council Support Listening Session in Salem

Ore­gon Water­shed Enhance­ment Board (OWEB) is hold­ing Coun­cil Sup­port Lis­ten­ing Ses­sions around the state to hear stake­holder ideas for how to achieve the future vision for coun­cil capac­ity. OWEB has posted mate­ri­als for the Lis­ten­ing Ses­sions as well as OWEB’s ideas for process and pol­icy changes on their web­site. The Lis­ten­ing Ses­sions is sched­uled for: Tuesday, […]

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Willamette River wins River Prize

Willamette River Restoration Efforts win 2012 Thiess International Riverprize

The Willamette River has won the Thiess Inter­na­tional River­prize, an annual award given by the Inter­na­tional River Foun­da­tion based in Bris­bane, Aus­tralia. River­prize rec­og­nizes out­stand­ing, vision­ary and sus­tain­able pro­grams in river basin man­age­ment and is the most pres­ti­gious envi­ron­men­tal prize in the world. Meyer Memo­r­ial Trust entered the com­pe­ti­tion on behalf of the many groups and […]

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Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is a Parasitic Plant of Trees and Fungus

On a recent hike along Pamilia Creek, I came across this clump of Indian Pipe grow­ing under a dense stand of large Dou­glas fir.  It caught my eye, because even though it’s a herba­ceous plant, it looks more like a fun­gus. In fact, I always assumed Indian Pipe, like many fungi, lived off of the […]

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Devil's Club

Devil’s Club Decorates Old Growth Forests in Late Summer

Devil’s club or devil’s walk­ing stick is a large shrub native to the cool moist conifer forests.  It is found from  Alaska to west­ern Ore­gon and east­ward to west­ern Alberta and Mon­tana. This native shrub always catches my eye in the late sum­mer.  Those clus­ters of showy red berries remind me of Christ­mas. I’ve […]

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Developing a Forest Stewardship Process in the Watershed: First Steps

Liz Redon from the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil and US For­est Ser­vice staff from the Willamette National For­est spent the day last Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 7th, with spe­cially selected for­est prod­ucts indus­try experts to help develop a new small diam­e­ter tim­ber and spe­cial for­est prod­ucts stew­ard­ship pro­gram. The pur­pose of the work group was to explore […]

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