Johnson Creek

Johnson Creek flows 26 miles from its headwaters near Boring, Oregon to where it meets the Willamette River. Along the way, it passes through forests, farms, golf courses, parks, industrial stretches, and neighborhoods, and through the five cities of Boring, Happy Valley, Gresham, Portland, and Milwaukie. Despite much development the creek remains an important home for a number of threatened and native fish and wildlife, including steelhead and cutthroat trout, coho and Chinook salmon, red-legged frog, painted turtles, salamanders, pileated woodpeckers, and great blue herons. Click the links below to learn more about this vibrant watershed, its many challenges, and our work:

Watershed Maps

The Conservation Registry archives conservation projects by us and our partners.

Johnson Creek Science

There is a LOT of science being conducted in Johnson Creek!

Inter-jurisdictional Committee

A collaboration among agencies conducting science in the watershed.

Hot Topics

A link to articles about recent current events. Coming soon!

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