As part of the Model Watershed Program, the Luckiamute Watershed Council is working to enhance the steelhead habitat in this tributary by adding large wood to the channel and exploring ways to boost summer flows.
The Luckiamute Watershed Council has replaced two culverts, eliminated two others by rerouting the road away from the stream, and placed large wood in the stream improve channel complexity in Maxfield Creek, one of three priority creeks for enhancing steelhead habitat.
The Upper Luckiamute sub-watershed has some of the highest potential steelhead habitat in the Luckiamute watershed. WRI funds support adding large wood to the stream to increase channel complexity and removing fish passage barriers to allow better stream access for steelhead.
This project in the Marys River watershed aims to increase the quantity and quality of habitat available to coastal cutthroat trout by reconnecting cold water alcoves to the main channel, revegetating riparian areas, and controlling the spread of invasive Japanese knotweed.
Controlling the spread of invasive Japanese knotweed is a major focus of the riparian restoration work along Woods Creek in the Marys River watershed.
Riparian restoration and invasive weed control are enhancing coastal cutthroat habitat along Beaver Creek, a major sub-watershed of the Marys River.
This project in the Middle Fork Willamette watershed focuses on restoration of the floodplain and riparian zones, invasive weed management and establishment of native plants, and water quality monitoring.
This sub-watershed of Marys River is a prime place for cutthroat trout habitat enhancement. Funding from WRI helps with invasive weed control, native plant revegetation, and streambank stabilization, with special attention to eradicating Japanese knotweed and controlling its spread.