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Six Good Reasons to Plant Trees Beside a Stream

  The strip of land beside your stream is a great place to plant trees.  First of all, the 20 feet or so directly beside the stream prob­a­bly isn’t prac­ti­cal to use for most other pur­poses.  Sec­ond, the banks are too steep.  Third, there will prob­a­bly be sea­sonal flood­ing.  Besides, a forested buffer zone along […]

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Noxious Weeds are Obnoxious

Any­one who owns or man­ages land in the north San­tiam Water­shed already knows how totally obnox­ious some plants can be.  I mean, they just don’t get it, do they?  You keep pulling, or dig­ging or spray­ing and like a bad penny they just keep turn­ing up.  Some­times it seems almost hope­less. Nox­ious weeds are obnoxious, […]

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Stout Creek Fish habitat Resotration

The Stout Creek Habitat Restoration Project

If you’ve  ever dri­ven through the San­tiam Canyon, you’ve prob­a­bly seen Stout Creek.  It runs pretty close to State High­way 22 for a cou­ple of miles before it joins the North San­tiam near Mehama.  On the other hand, you might have missed it. It isn’t very big, the entire water­shed is about eleven and a […]

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