HAWS OREGON CHUB ENHANCEMENT Project
private property near Oakridge
Haws, ODFW, City of Oakridge, MFWWC
Loss of habitat through the construction of dams and introduction of non-native fish species led to the decline of the Oregon chub in the Willamette Valley. The listed endangered Oregon chub, requires isolated, slackwater ponds or channels for the viability of its populations. In partnership with ODFW and private landowners, Gail and Eric Haws, the MFWWC successfully wrote grant proposals to secure funding to design, obtain permits, coordinate, manage and complete the excavation and vegetation of a 35 X 300 foot pond in September 2007 to provide critical habitat for this endangered species. The pond was established with aquatic vegetation, necessary habitat for the chub, and slopes were secured with the planting of native grasses and trees.
- provide habitat for Oregon chub and other species who utilize off-channel habitat
- excavation – complete in 2008
- planting – complete in 2009
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