Category Archives: Watershed Enhancement Board

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

Project costs, regulations are top concerns with water

Led by staff from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, a conversation about the state’s vision for water use, management and conservation over the next 100 years came to Ontario on Monday.The talk, held at Treasure Valley Community College, included people from Malheur Harney and Lake counties, was well as TVCC students. It was one of […]
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Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

Faced with climate change, a growing population and aging infrastructure, the state of Oregon is reaching out to local communities for ideas to ensure clean and abundant water supplies over Source: Communities weigh in on Oregon’s 100-year water vision

We Need to Treat Oregon’s Watersheds Better. Here’s What You Can Do.

Watersheds are an important part of the Oregon ecosystem. Oregon Lottery includes watershed enhancement as one of its many fund beneficiaries to improve the state, but they need your help on the ground helping clean up our rivers, streams, and beaches. Join them on Sept. 21. Source: We Need to Treat Oregon’s Watersheds Better. Here’s […]
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Ashland project helps migrating salmon

It was only a little dam, a couple feet high, but it blocked juvenile salmon from swimming the upper 2 miles of Ashland Creek. On Tuesday, a powerful excavator tore it out with one bite and soon the stream will be restored to its ancient look, feel and flow. Source: Ashland project helps migrating salmon […]
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Oregon brings home $15 million for salmon

The state of Oregon has secured $15 million for salmon habitat restoration projects throughout the state. The funding comes from the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund and is distributed by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Source: Oregon brings home $15 million for salmon

Oregon brings home $15 million for salmon

Federal salmon fund fuels restoration projects throughout region. The state of Oregon has secured $15 million for salmon habitat restoration projects throughout the state. The funding comes from the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund and is distributed by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). Source: Oregon brings home $15 million for salmon – The North […]
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Creek restoration opens homes for aquatic species

Work has started on replacing an undersized culvert on North Creek, a tributary of Drift Creek in the Siletz River basin, with the aim of opening up miles of new habitat for aquatic species. Upon completion, the about $900,000 project will open up about 16 miles of high-quality fish habitat in the Siuslaw National Forest […]
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