Major issues impacting our river ecosystems include reduced and fragmented habitat for native wildlife, changes to stream flows, degraded water quality, and impaired upland habitat. Native populations of threatened fish and other wildlife, as well as our own communities, depend on our addressing these issues through restoration and proper management.
The Middle Deschutes Watershed Council’s Restoration Action Plan advances the Council’s mission to improve the health of the Willow Creek and Trout Creek watersheds, while supporting a sustainable economy, through actions such as native plantings, channel realignments, juniper removals, and replacing culverts with bridges.
In order to restore and protect important watershed functions, the Council partners with landowners and managers to identify and implement projects.
Please contact us if you’re interested in discussing project ideas.