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Subbasin Matrices for Ecological Uplift

This page contains links to the matrices of ecological goals and measurable actions for each of the subbasins of the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed. The matrices presented here have been developed based on The Nature Conservancy' model known as Conservation Action Planning (CAP). The model is a thorough planning process designed to identify key ecological targets, current conditions, limiting factors, priority restoration actions, and monitoring needs to achieve positive ecological uplift at the landscape scale. The MFWWC and USFS have revised the CAP model to include the goals of the MFWW 10-Year Headwaters to Confluence Action Plan.

Lower Middle Fork Willamette  

Lost Creek

Little Fall Creek

Lookout Point

Fall Creek

Hills Creek

Hills Creek Reservior

Salt Creek

Salmon Creek

North Fork Willamette

Upper Middle Fork Willamette


The matrices presented here will guide you through an action plan for each of the eleven 5th-field subbasins in the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed (MFWW). The goal is to determine what the key ecological attributes and targets are for each subbasin, current and desired future conditions, limiting factors and restoration actions to address these factors, and baseline and effectiveness monitoring needs over a ten-year period.

MFWWC and USFS staff established these draft matrices using the latest research, reports and data available. Additionally, we have interviewed lead scientists familiar with or working in the MFWW to obtain up-to-date field knowledge and expertise (see bibliography for sources). To strengthen the matrices, we hope to receive your review and input by February 19, 2010. After the matrices are reviewed, we will use the prioritization criteria to evaluate and prioritize project types for each subbasin. Stakeholders will identify specific actions for each project type during a workshop on March 2, 2010. Public workshops will occur March through June.

Matrix Flow: The format of the matrix is meant to lead you through the planning process for protecting and enhancing key ecological attributes at the landscape scale. Click on the subbasin of interest and open the matrix in Excel. Using water as an example, you will find this ecological attribure at the top of the page on the left hand side. Scroll across the page, from left to right, to view the information associated with this attribute.

Thank you for your contribution to this project. Contact project lead, Eve Montanaro, or Restoration Program Manager, Nicole Czarnomski, with comments, questions and to provide input for the matrices.