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Greater Yamhill WC Executive Director

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From time to time I hear of job openings. Today I received notice of a part-time executive director position with the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council. If you’re interested at all, check it out: “This position is a part-time, limited duration position with a maximum of up to 39 hours per week, based on project needs, with potential opportunity for long-term, full-time employment.  This is an at-will, non-exempt, non-union employee which serves as operations manager and project lead for the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council...

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Bird Day 2012

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Bird Day 2012

Join us for our 6th annual NECANICUM BIRD DISCOVERY DAY Saturday, March 3rd at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, Seaside, OR Click here for our Bird Day 2012 flyer. Print it out, color it in, and display it in your home or workplace! Bird Day map Mill Ponds (near the Ave. S recycling center and Public Works in Seaside) 8:00 & 9:00am: Guided Bird Walks – dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars and questions! Bob Chisholm Community Center (1225 Ave. A, Seaside, OR 97138) Classroom 10:00am: Learn how to take...

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Coho-Ho 2011!

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Coho-Ho 2011!

A Coho-ho Christmas: Christmas tree recycling to benefit local Boy Scouts and… fish? Seaside, Oregon — The Necanicum Watershed Council is teaming up with Trout Unlimited, local Boy Scout Troop 642, and the North Coast Land Conservancy in a fundraiser to serve multiple purposes: the Boy Scouts will be earning money for Summer Camp while collecting Christmas trees to be used as salmon habitat. If you have a Christmas tree you’d like to dispose of, the scouts will be at the Seaside Outlet Mall on January 7th and 8th from 10 am until 4 pm each...

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Dichter Road Fish Passage & Stream Enhancement

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Dichter Road Fish Passage & Stream Enhancement

The Dichter Tributary became a candidate for restoration through two convergent sources. ODFW district staff had identified the tributary as a potential project area based on apparent fish passage issues. Additionally, The Campbell Group’s road engineering and maintenance staff, upon taking ownership of the watershed in 2009, identified the culvert as a replacement need while also recognizing the fish habitat value of the stream. Because of the instream/riparian restoration potential, the action surfaces as a priority for both, and it was...

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Faller’s Choice

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Faller’s Choice

Faller’s Choice project was an extension of a 2007 project in the Upper Necanicum. During the project it was determined that it was too wet and steep to use traditional methods of placing large wood in the lower end of the canyon near Saddle Mountain State Park and the lower section of this project was postponed indefinitely. During the summer of 2010 a logger was fined for falling trees in a riparian area, but was given the option of repaying his fine with community service and was connected with the council. With the ironic help of an...

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Joe Creek Restoration

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Joe Creek Restoration

In the fall of 2008, the Necanicum Watershed Council and ODFW were introduced to a private landowner who has an interest in salmon and stream restoration, and also owns most of lower Joe Creek (which drains into Bergsvik Cr.). The 0.4 mile project reach contained several high-quality spawning areas for Coho, yet rearing potential very limited due to the few existing pool habitats caused by the lack of woody debris. To address these limiting factors, we placed 50 pieces of large wood at nine different site locations along the project reach. We...

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Neitzel Farm Restoration

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Neitzel Farm Restoration

The Neitzel Farm Restoration project is located on the Necanicum River just off Highway 26.  The farm is the last remaining intact farm in the Necanicum watershed that has not been subject to subdivision or partition.  The landowners were committed to a comprehensive habitat restoration effort to restore the historic braided side channel/alcove complex with associated emergent scrub shrub riparian wetlands, and the conifer dominated floodplain riparian forest that were present on the farm prior to conversion to agriculture in the early...

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Necanicum Riparian Restoration & Tree Release

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Necanicum Riparian Restoration & Tree Release

The riparian vegetation in the Lower Necanicum River Watershed has been severely altered in the past 100 years. The negative effects of timber harvest, livestock usage, road construction and urbanization on the native plant communities have impacted the entire watershed. This project addresses several riparian sites within the watershed with supportive landowners who want to plant native trees and shrubs and control the spread of invasive, noxious weeds. Project Partners included Clatsop County USFWS Longview Timber Private landowners...

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Circle Creek Tributaries

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Circle Creek Tributaries

Circle Creek, and its larger tributaries, are key wild Coho salmon tributaries of the Lower Necanicum River, located on the south side of Seaside, in the northern coast range. This project will consist of work done on two of these tributaries, Square Creek and an unnamed tributary, both on The Campbell Group property. As is the case on Square Creek, road construction parallel to many streams in these watersheds since the early 1900s has led to simplified habitat conditions with stream channelization and floodplain separation that hinder...

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Coho Creek Fish Passage

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Coho Creek Fish Passage

Coho Creek is a tributary of the Neawanna Creek in the Lower Necanicum River watershed.  The project site is a fish passage barrier culvert under a 20 foot tall road fill on Spruce Loop Road leading to Seaside Heights Elementary School.  The barrier culvert is upstream from beaver pond rearing habitat and blocks access to potential coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and possibly winter steelhead, spawning habitat.  The 5 foot diameter round culvert will be replaced with a 19 foot span open bottom arch built at a minimum of 1.5 times bankfull width...

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