Projects

  • Living on the Water

    A publication is available to help guide those who rent or own floating homes, or own and manage moorages in our District. The guide covers a host of issues unique to folks who live on the water and care about protecting and enhancing the natural resources around them. Written by

  • Raymond Creek Restoration Design

    Coho, Steelhead and Cutthroat were all historically abundant in Raymond Creek, but over time, various factors have had a negative impact on the health of the stream and salmon populations. This technical assistance project will conduct a stream survey to analyze stream flow and stream interaction with the floodplain. A

  • Small Grants Program

    The State of Oregon has a competitive Small Grants Program available to the residents of Columbia County. Landowners work in partnership with the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, and other local resources, to apply for eligible grants. The grants can cover 75% of the project costs, up to $15,000, for on-the-ground restoration

  • Lower North Scappoose Creek Restoration

    In order to address key limiting factors for salmonids, this restoration improved and enhanced fish and wildlife habitat along a quarter of mile section of North Scappoose Creek. The project goals were to: Enhance fish habitat and instream channel complexity Increase native vegetation and diversity along riparian corridor to reduce streambank

  • Lower Milton Creek Restoration Project

    The project goal is to detail current riparian corridor conditions and identify restoration actions that can effectively address resource concerns. This includes prioritizing projects to maximize limited resources, and working with landowners to educate them on conditions and potential restoration methods. Lower Milton Creek is defined as that reach of

  • South Scappoose Creek Restoration

    Restoration construction and significant riparian vegetation activities were completed by Winter 2019. Additional monitoring and plant maintenance will be ongoing for the next few years. The creek has historically provided habitat for Coho salmon and Steelhead, but over time, changing conditions of the creek have had a negative impact on

  • Upper Milton Creek Large Wood Enhancement

    The goal of the project is to increase the volume of large wood within the mainstem channel, to approximately 200 pieces of wood per mile, to support salmonid habitat enhancement. It will place approximately 400 large wood pieces along 2.5 miles in upper Milton Creek. The project reach is within

  • Dart Creek Fish Passage

    Over the past 10 years, the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council has been actively working to restore fish populations in the Milton Creek basin through fish passage correction and habitat enhancement projects. Dart Creek is a tributary of Milton Creek. This project restores fish access to creek waters above Robinette Road.

  • Honeyman Creek Fish Passage Design

    Honeyman Creek, a tributary to Scappoose Bay, is an important watershed for ESA-listed Lower Columbia River Chinook salmon, coho salmon, winter steelhead, cutthroat trout, and other species occupying similar habitats. Road and access construction for historical logging practices and rural residential development has blocked fish passage through the system. Portions

  • Springlake Community Pond Restoration

    In partnership with the Springlake community, the Scappoose Bay Watershed Council (SBWC) made improvements to the riparian area of a local community pond near the Scappoose Bay Bottomlands. A key goal of the project was to improve native wildlife habitat. During this project, the council worked with a homeowner community