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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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