The Jack Creek Fish Passage and Habitat Restoration Project is occurring at multiple sites along Jack Creek, a tributary to Hamilton Creek. The project involves correcting fish passage barriers at three locations on Jack Creek and placing large wood donated by the Weyerhaeuser Company. Fish passage barriers accessing Freres Lumber property as well as on Weyerhaeuser Company land have been corrected in the summer of 2012 with the installation of a bridge and 12 ft. pipe arch culvert, respectively. The Linn County Road Department completed the construction of a bridge on Upper Berlin Drive in 2013 that completed the initial phase of this project. Native migratory fish, including winter steelhead and resident trout, now have unhindered access throughout the Jack Creek watershed and the good habitat conditions found within.
Project funding is through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Linn County Road Department, Weyerhaeuser Company, and Freres Lumber. The Elder family deserves a special kudos for allowing work to take place on their land and monitoring fish presence/absence.