Water quality and quantity are key resource concerns in our watershed. In particular, high water temperature and high sediment loads can reduce critical habitat for salmonids and other wildlife. Nutrient and pesticide pollution can also threaten aquatic systems in our area if left unmanaged.
Monitoring water quality is an important first step in ensuring that our streams stay healthy and support native aquatic communities. We work directly with land owners and partner agencies to collect and analyze data on water quality to better address stream health.
Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District
We assist Oregon's Jefferson County Soil & Water Conservation District with a number of monitoring projects along Mud Springs Creek and Campbell Creek.
Hydrologic Restoration for Steelhead
We monitor groundwater level and water temperature before and after removing juniper in subwatersheds of Trout Creek. This allows us to track the effectiveness of juniper removal in increasing water quantity in-stream for spawning steelhead.