Habitat Project

Couse Creek Assessment

The purposeof this assessment was to identify naturally functioning watershed components and to document impairments and opportunities to restore watershed processes to benefit fish and wildlife while supporting sustainable agricultural practices. WWBWC

In collaboration with private landowners, the Couse Creek Watershed Assessment and Action Planning process was conducted by the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (WWBWC), a nonprofit organization led by local stakeholders including water users, municipal leaders, business interests, landowners, citizens, water resource professionals, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). WWBWC was formed in 1994 in response to pressing local watershed issues and continues operating with the mission to “enhance, restore and protect the Walla Walla Basin's native aquatic populations, watersheds, fish and wildlife habitat and water quality, while sustaining a healthy economy.” Project partners include private landowners, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), CTUIR, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and other basin stakeholders. Funding was provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ).

Project Lead: Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (WWBWC)

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Couse Creek Assessment Plan 2020CouseCreekAssessmentReport_1-19-21.pdfUploaded file CouseCreekAssessmentReport_1-19-21.pdf

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