Projects

  • Lower Milton Creek Oxbow Reconnection Project

    Coho and Steelhead were historically abundant in Lower Milton Creek, but over time, a loss of summer rearing habitat has had a negative impact on the health of the stream and salmon populations. This project will provide a number of ecological benefits to the watershed along the creek. Reconnecting the

  • Brush Creek Large Wood & Fish Passage Project

    Coho and Steelhead were historically abundant in Brush Creek, but over time, various factors have had a negative impact on the health of the stream and salmon populations. This project will provide a number of ecological benefits along Brush Creek and the watershed. It will install logs, replace an undersized

  • Nob Hill Nature Park Trail Enhancement Project

    We are partnering with the City of St. Helens to make improvements to the Nob Hill Nature Park. This restoration project will focus on removing invasive species that have contributed to the loss of Oak woodland habitat as well as other native species, and extending natural spaces within the park

  • 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 in-stream 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