Category Archives: Watershed Enhancement Board

State agrees to fund removal of Scotts Mills Dam, but decision lies in county’s hands

The dam, which dates back to the 1850s, has been crumbling and has long been eyed for removal by the state. Source: State agrees to fund removal of Scotts Mills Dam, but decision lies in county’s hands

One woman’s nightly war on bullfrogs

Sunriver research controls bullfrog population to help Oregon spotted frogs. Ten years ago, Jodi Wilmoth was captaining yachts and vintage boats in Alaska. Today she is at the forefront of conservation activities to support the Oregon spotted frog. Source: One woman’s nightly war on bullfrogs | Local&State | bendbulletin.com

Land conservancy moves closer to iconic purchase on the North Coast

The campaign to preserve an iconic stretch of forested slopes and basalt cliffs near Arch Cape landed key funding Thursday. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board approved a $2.1 million grant to the North Coast Land Conservancy for the Rainforest Reserve project. When added to the $6 million in grants and donations the land conservancy has […]
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As farmers gear up for new COVID-19 rules, state offers help

Producers can apply now for the Oregon Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program. Source: As farmers gear up for new COVID-19 rules, state offers help | Orchards, Nuts & Vines | capitalpress.com

Western Innovator: Management by logging

Putting up a small ponderosa pine timber sale didn’t pan out for managers of Eastern Oregon’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve, so they hired sawyers to fall the trees strategically for the benefit of wildlife. Source: Western Innovator: Management by logging | Timber | capitalpress.com

Editorial: State not performing internal audits

Oregon legislators required with a state law that many larger agencies perform internal audits. But not all agencies are. Oregon legislators required with a state law that many larger agencies perform internal audits. But not all agencies are. Legislators should review the law and ensure agencies comply. Source: Editorial: State not performing internal audits | […]
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Scotts Mills Dam could join other Oregon dams torn down each year

The first time Anna Rankin went to the Scotts Mills Dam, she noticed crosses and flowers on the banks below the dam. When Rankin, the executive director of the Pudding River Watershed Council, asked about the markers, she learned there had been a number of deaths from people jumping off the dam or rocks on a nearby […]
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Land conservancy helps a young forest on Tillamook Head age gracefully

At daybreak on Nov. 6, fifteen men armed with chainsaws climbed into pickup trucks and drove up a gravel road onto Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head. By day’s end, they would cut a lot of trees. But the project they were starting that morning was intended to help trees grow to a ripe old age—ultimately […]
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New grant arms weed warriors in southern Malheur County

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board granted $143,454 to the Owyhee Watershed Council for weed eradication work near Jordan Valley. Invasive species there threaten sage grouse habitat. Source: New grant arms weed warriors in southern Malheur County | Malheur Enterprise

Forums outline water strategies to last a century; The 100-Year Water Vision seeks to build awareness about water challenges

Oregon’s statewide plan to update water infrastructure, address climate change challenges and conserve precious water resources are under public review, with potential impacts lasting well into the 22nd century. Source: Forums outline water strategies to last a century; The 100-Year Water Vision seeks to build awareness about water challenges