Snake & Deford Creek Restoration Projects

The North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil has been work­ing with landown­ers in the Snake-Deford Creek Sub-basin since 2008. Projects funded by the Ore­gon Water­shed Enhance­ment Board (OWEB), BLM Title II Fund­ing and by the USDA Farm Ser­vices CREP pro­gram have  include improv­ing fish habi­tat by adding large wood to the streams; remov­ing  non native inva­sive species and plant­ing native trees and shrubs along the ripar­ian areas and replac­ing under­sized cul­verts with larger struc­tures that allow year round fish passage.

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Snake-Deford Creek — Improved Fish Passage


 Instream  Large Wood Placement


 Stream Bank Improve­ment & Fish Habi­tat Creation

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  August 2014

 Sep­tem­ber 2014

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Jan­u­ary 2015


View arti­cle about the NSWC Snake Deford Con­flu­ence Project by Michelle Gates: