Project Description: RDG has collaborated with watershed councils and land trusts in the Upper Willamette River since 2010 on floodplain restoration to enhance habitat for Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and UWR winter steelhead. Implemented projects have been located on properties owned by the project sponsors and properties managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Project funders have included the Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and Meyer Memorial Trust. The following descriptions provide an overview of completed projects.

Harkens Lake – road berm removal, swale grading, two culvert replacements, channel –floodplain restoration.

Green Island – gravel pit restoration, bypass channel, two culvert replacements, channel restoration, off channel refuge.

Snag Boat Bend – berm removals, channel-floodplain restoration, culvert replacement.

Sam Daws Landing – berm removals, channel-floodplain restoration, off channel habitat enhancement, crossing improvements.

USACE Revetment Inspections and Consequence Analysis – RDG completed four years of revetment inspections, developed information storage database, and performed revetment failure consequences analysis on select revetments to better understand potential inundation scenarios.

Troy Brandt, MS

Long Tom Watershed Council
Greenbelt Land Trust
McKenzie River Trust

Upper Willamette Valley