As the Willamette Valley grew in population, so did the South Santiam watershed. With the growth, changes to the landscape occurred. These changes included the construction of flood-control dams, the removal of vegetation on river banks, and altering stream channels.
In order to restore the important functions that the watershed provides, the South Santiam Watershed Council partners with landowners and managers to re-vegetate stream banks with native vegetation, ensure migratory fish have passage to former spawning grounds, and provide the types of excellent habitat that benefit fish and wildlife throughout the watershed.
To learn more about restoration occurring in the South Santiam watershed, see the links below: