How we help communities

We all live downstream and the actions we take today benefit our neighbors and the communities we live in. Together with our partners, we implement programs that benefit all who enjoy a clean, healthy watershed.

Watershed restoration projects

By working on projects that help enhance and restore rivers and streams on public and private lands, we achieve two major objectives that benefit communities:

  • We provide in-stream and riparian habitat for fish native to the South Santiam watershed.
  • We maintain cool, clean drinking water for our communities.

To help us establish priorities and learn from past projects, we implement a robust monitoring program across the watershed.

Community education projects

We have a strong commitment to both youth and adult education programs. We want to engage adults in interesting educational opportunities because we believe that our community benefits when we share goals in caring for our watershed lands. And we believe our youth will sustain the work that we complete today.