Necanicum Watershed Council Support

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDOWEB 201-007-157
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date07/01/2001
End Date11/20/2003
Last Edited10/19/2021
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This project funded a Watershed Council Coordinator for the Necanicum Watershed Council which serves 50,000 acres and is 92% forested, of which a large portion is owned by private forest industry. Limiting factors include a loss of stream habitat complexity, temperature, water quantity, and fish passage. The coordinator utilized watershed assessment and action plans to develop a prioritized list of future restoration, monitoring, and outreach projects.

Project Benefit    

The goal and purpose of the OWEB Council Support grant is to provide operating capacity support for the Necanicum Watershed Council. Operating support includes the watershed council coordinator salary and benefits, rent, utilities, travel, training, supplies and materials. The Necanicum watershed covers 85 square miles which contain numerous rivers and streams that provide habitat for coho salmon, fall and spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead. Limiting factors include lack of stream complexity, growth-related wetland disconnects, over-allocation the river for municipal water necessities, high temperatures due to lack of riparian vegetation, high levels of E. coli due to failing septic systems, and numerous fish passage barriers that isolate tributaries and impede salmon passage for various life-stages. The coordinator will utilize watershed assessment and action plans to develop a prioritized list of future restoration, monitoring, and outreach projects.


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Funding Details

In-Kind Volunteers$8,765
Report Total:$43,824

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  • Worksite Identifier: 157
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Location Information

  • Basin: Northern Oregon Coastal
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 45.90382201
  • Longitude: -123.84594709


  • Oregon Coast Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Oregon Coast Steelhead DPS




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 43,823.91
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 54,400.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected 86.00
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 43,823.91
      •      . . . . B.1.b.4 Watershed council supportY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.4.a
          Name of plan developed or implemented
          Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration Initiative, The Oregon Plan: Restoring an Oregon legacy through cooperative efforts, 1997, (October 4, 2011).
        •      . . . . . . B.1.b.4.b
          Description of the Plan
          The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds highlighted the key role watershed councils play in conducting basin assessments, understanding limiting factors, developing action plans, implementing restoration projects, and monitoring programs at the local level, as well as involving landowners. The Oregon Plan indicated that in order to provide effective leadership, watershed councils needed a stable infrastructure in the form of a paid council coordinator. The Oregon Plan noted that funding should be provided to support watershed council activities.