Tag: Council Projects

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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