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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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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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Departmant of Fish and Wildlife Commission Discuss Governor’s Proposal to Restrict Gillnetting

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Com­mis­sion will dis­cuss Gov­er­nor John Kitzhaber’s new pro­posal to limit Colum­bia River gill net­ters on August 14th at 2 p.m.  No pub­lic com­ments will be taken, but ODFW has a live audio stream so you can lis­ten over the Web.

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North Santiam Watershed Council

ODFW Fish Migration Report July 25, 2012

  Based on video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, approx­i­mately 3,000 sum­mer steel­head and 3,000 spring chi­nook have moved into the North San­tiam River sys­tem. Spring chi­nook hatch­ery brood col­lec­tion has started at Upper Ben­nett dam and will con­tinue through the end of July. Many fish includ­ing all sum­mer steel­head, are being passed above […]

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Grants of up to $10,000 Available for Habitat Restoration Projects

Whether you’re a local landowner or part of a cit­i­zens’ group, the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil can act on your behalf and work with the Ore­gon Water­shed Enhance­ment Board (OWEB) to get fund­ing and sup­port for your on-the-ground habi­tat restora­tion project.  How much sup­port?  Well, if your con­ser­va­tion project is to pro­tect, restore or improve […]

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Regional Landowner Recruitment Services, Request for Qualifications

The North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil, in part­ner­ship with South San­tiam and Calapooia Water­shed Coun­cils, is solic­it­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions for a Regional Landowner Recruit­ment Ser­vices Con­tract.  The pur­pose of the Regional Landowner Recruit­ment Ser­vices Con­tract is to imple­ment the strate­gic goals and objec­tives of the Water­shed Coun­cils and Meyer Memo­r­ial Trust’s (MMT) Willamette Model Water­shed Pro­gram in […]

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ODFW Fish Migration Report for June 28, 2012

River flows rates are excel­lent right now, cur­rently around 2,500 cfs at Mehama on the North Fork. Large num­bers of fish are mov­ing into the North San­tiam River. The num­ber of sum­mer steel­head pass­ing above Willamette Falls on the Willamette stood at 19,132, on June 19. Based on video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, several […]

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ODFW Recreation Report June 8, 2012

Fish are mov­ing into the Willamette River at the moment. ODFW reported the num­ber of win­ter and sum­mer steel­head pass­ing above Willamette Falls at 7,556 and 11,261 respec­tively, as of May 29. Based on their video mon­i­tor­ing at Ben­nett dam near Stay­ton, sev­eral hun­dred sum­mer steel­head have moved into the North San­tiam River. Spring chi­nook are […]

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Free Fishing Weekend June 9th and 10th

The Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife announced this week­end is Free Fish­ing Week­end in Ore­gon, and many ponds, lakes and streams have been stocked in antic­i­pa­tion of this event. Fish­ing licenses and tags are not required for any­body who wants to fish Sat­ur­day and Sun­day June 9–10. Large num­bers of sum­mer steel­head are mov­ing into the […]

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