The North and South forks of Scappoose Creek come together just north of Scappoose. The Watershed Council addressed degraded creek conditions by installing large wood to develop additional channels and complexity for salmon habitat. Riparian vegetation along the confluence was also enhanced.
The Council worked with two landowners to enhance conditions at the North and South Scappoose Confluence, where the creeks had been channelized over time. The project included installation of several large wood structures that have worked over the past few years to establish new backwater and off-channel habitat.
Additional work included removal of invasives, and re-planting with native vegetation.
Below, you can see the evolution of the Scappoose Confluence as time passes.
For more information contact the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council at 503-397-7904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.