Our Restoration Projects

Restoring natural processes in an urban stream like Johnson Creek is a challenge.

Decades of channelization, draining and building in the associated wetlands, clearing riparian habitat, and pollution all left indelible marks. But salmon and other wildlife endured. They found the few pockets of habitat that remained to reproduce.

Since 1995, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council has been leading restoration efforts and fostering stewardship in the watershed to improve habitat and increase access to the cool, clean waters so important to salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

This work is expensive, both in terms of money and resources. At Johnson Creek, we are so lucky to have an extensive volunteer network without whom we could not be as successful with our habitat restoration efforts!

JCWC Instream & Stormwater Projects

The projects are color coded by type:
Large Wood Placement – gold
Fish Passage – red
Stormwater – blue


Partners in Restoring Clackamas Populations
of Salmon and Steelhead

In 2023, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Clackamas Partnership received a $3.8 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The grant will leverage OWEB and other funding for 10 habitat improvement projects – 4 of these projects are in the Johnson Creek Watershed.

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