Council Support-UBWC

Salmonid Restoration Planning and Assessments

Restoration Planning And Coordination
Project IDOWEB 201-012-162
Recovery DomainsOregon Coast
Start Date07/01/2001
End Date08/12/2003
Last Edited10/19/2021
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This project funded a Watershed Council Coordinator for the Umpqua Basin Watershed Council which comprises 2.5 million acres and has a population of approximately 100,000 people. Limiting factors include water quality and quantity, in-stream habitat modifications, estuarine and wetland habitat loss and modifications, and fish species restoration. The watershed council worked to improve salmon habitat and water quality so there will be abundant fish for future generations to enjoy.

Project Benefit    

The purpose of the OWEB Council Support grant is to provide continued operating capacity support to maintain its capacity to work collaboratively with the local community, multiple individuals, agencies and organizations to plan, develop, implement and monitor stream restoration projects throughout the Umpqua Basin. The Umpqua Basin contains over 2.7 million acres and is comprised of thousands of miles of stream habitat used by coho salmon, Chinook, winter and summer steelhead and coastal and resident cutthroat trout. Salmonids are engrained in the heritage of Oregonians. The watershed councils charge is to improve salmon habitat and water quality so there will be abundant fish for future generations to enjoy. The Umpqua Basin WC has become a critical component in coordinating restoration efforts across ownership boundaries throughout the basin. Having a strong and viable watershed council is essential to the continued successful restoration of the watersheds in the Umpqua Basin.


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Funding Details

In-Kind Donated Labor$22,901
Report Total:$100,061

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  • Worksite Identifier: 162
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Southern Oregon Coastal
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  • State: Oregon
  • Recovery Domain: Oregon Coast
  • Latitude: 43.1302341
  • Longitude: -123.07307978


  • Mid-Columbia River Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS
  • Un-Named ESU Coho




  • B.0 Salmonid Restoration Planning and AssessmentsY (Y/N)
    •      . . B.0.a Planning And Assessment Funding 100,061.00
    •      . . B.0.b.1 Area Encompassed 1,628,800.0
    •      . . B.0.b.2 Stream Miles Affected 3,036.00
    •      . . B.1 Restoration Planning And CoordinationY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . B.1.a Planning and Coordination funding 100,061.00
      •      . . . . 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.