The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council is committed to protecting and restoring local rivers through collaborative projects in habitat restoration, community education and watershed monitoring. The following three programs help meet our priorities for each watershed in the 2,000,000-acre Upper Deschutes River sub-basin.
UDWC focuses volunteer efforts on one annual event, macroinvertebrate monitoring on Whychus Creek in August of each year. In 2013, macroinvertebrate monitoring will take place on August 17. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Lauren Mork.
To find more volunteer opportunities related to watershed restoration and stewardship, please check out these partner organizations:
Deschutes Land Trust
Trout Unlimited Deschutes Chapter
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council seeks to restore important habitat for native fish and wildlife. Our projects, including wetland and riparian restoration, in-stream habitat enhancement and fish passage improvements, are selected based on the priorities developed in watershed assessments, action plans and other technical resources (see Goals for more information).
Click here for a complete overview of our habitat restoration projects.
The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council believes that community education is at the core of long-term conservation and watershed restoration. Without education, the accomplishments of today will be lost in the future generations.
Click here for more information about our educational programs.
Watershed monitoring helps track changes on the landscape that affect clean water, fish and wildlife populations, and the overall health of the 2,000,000-acre Upper Deschutes River subbasin. The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council collaborates with local partners to conduct restoration monitoring and publishes water quality monitoring data on the Water Quality Regional Database.
Click here for more information about our monitoring programs.