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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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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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June 14th, 2012 Council Meeting

The North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil meets on the sec­ond Thurs­day of every month.  Meet­ings begin at 7:00 pm and usu­ally last about an hour and a half or so. This Thursday’s Agenda includes: coun­cil busi­ness by-laws review, out­reach strategy/marketing orga­ni­za­tional review (e.g. how orga­ni­za­tion oper­ates day-to-day). All Coun­cil meet­ings are open to any­one with an interest […]

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Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale

When you add native plants to your land­scape it really enhances the habi­tat for wildlife, birds and ben­e­fi­cial insect like bees.  And native plants have so many other advan­tages: Once estab­lished they require min­i­mal or no water. They don’t need fer­til­iz­ers and They’re nat­u­rally resis­tant to local pests, so pes­ti­cides. And you can plant them in place […]

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