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Habitat Restoration Program

With partnering landowners, agencies, and organizations, the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council seeks to protect and enhance the ecological integrity of the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed. Our restoration activities cover a broad spectrum of habitats: aquatic, riparian, floodplain and upland and include special habitats. We take into account threats to watershed health and prioritize restoration efforts based on concerns such as fish passage, water quality, protection of the environment, and protection of endangered native plant and animal species.

MFWWC Restoration Program goals are to develop adaptively managed restoration projects and a monitoring program to help us prioritize and assess restoration activities. Our efforts are described in more detail in our assessment and action plan. Additionally, we are part of the Willamette Model Watershed program, a long-term watershed restoration program with the goal of increasing the pace, scope and effectiveness of restoration, while continuing to build community groups and support the local green economy.

Over 80% of the Council's expense dollars go directly into aquatic and terrestrial habitat restoration projects throughout the 865,000 acre watershed. To learn more about our restoration projects, select a project from the list below or visit one of the habitat pages (see links at left). For a comprehensive view of project locations, see our Project Inventory Map. If you live in the MFWW and would like to know more about funding opportunities to restore or enhance the ecological integrity of your property, see Landowner Resources.

MFWWC Restoration Projects

Lower Watershed:

(Lower Middle Fork, Little Fall Creek, Fall Creek, Lost Creek, and Middle Fork/Lookout Reservoir)

Aumack Riparian Enhancement
Desmond Wetland Enhancement
Eastgate Woodlands
Floodplain Feasibility Study Public Outreach Project
Lost Creek Confluence Restoration Project
Lost Creek Japanese Knotweed Removal
Lost Creek Riparian Revegetation Project
Small Grants Lost Creek Riparian Restoration Projects
Nelson Creek Confluence

Upper Watershed:

(North Fork Middle Fork, Salmon Creek, Salt Creek, Hills Creek, Hills Creek Reservoir, and Upper Middle Fork Willamette)

Buck Creek Bull Trout Enhancement
Buckhead Natural Area
Greenwaters Riparian Enhancement
Haws Oregon Chub and Riparian Enhancement
Indigo Springs Bull Trout Enhancement
Jim’s Creek Oak Savanna Restoration
Middle Fork Large Wood Placement Enhancement


False-brome Containment and Treatment Project
Fish Passage Surveys
Community Service Learning Enhancement Projects