South Fork Restoration Planting

Fri 01/31/2020

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bruckart Boat Launch


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Dig into conservation with McKenzie Watershed Council the US Forest Service and McKenzie River Trust! We'll be working to replant the South Fork enhancement area. Completed in 2019, the South Fork enhancement project has already seen tremendous success. Help us to put our roots deeper by replanting a riparian forest


This project, completed by the McKenzie Watershed Council and partners, is located within the Cougar Creek-South Fork McKenzie River Sub-watershed. The project area encompasses the lower 4.2 miles of the South Fork McKenzie River from the base of Cougar Dam to the confluence with the McKenzie River and is approximately 780 acres in size. It includes two large alluvial valleys, separated by a transport reach, with another transport reach right below cougar. Most of the project area is under USFS ownership, except for approximately 40 acres owned by the USACE. This comprehensive stream design is for approximately 4.2 miles of the lower South Fork McKenzie River. This project is an important part of regional efforts to restore habitat for spring Chinook salmon and bull trout in the Willamette River Basin. The project is designed to rehabilitate to the maximum extent practicable the physical, chemical, and biological processes that are impaired by the Cougar Dam