Thursday, June 26th, leaving the Applegate Library @ 6:45pm
Applegate, June 19, 2014: The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council (APWC) has scheduled a public tour of their habitat restoration project on Thompson Creek in the Middle Applegate Watershed. The tour will showcase riparian and in-stream habitat restoration efforts on almost two contiguous stream miles near Thompson Creek Road’s five mile marker.
The project has removed invasive blackberries, replanting with native vegetation, and placed in-stream large wood structures to help enhance habitat for returning salmonids including Coho. The APWC is working with over 10 landowners and local fisheries technical experts on this phase of our Thompson Creek project. The restoration efforts will provide increased shade through the riparian plantings, decreased water temperatures, increased in-stream habitat including spawning gravel, escapement/cover, improved water quality, and increased in-stream water.
The Thompson Creek valley provides important agricultural and natural resource habitat. The APWC is working with the landowners to provide improvements that benefit both our local agriculture and the natural resources. We hope you will join us on our Public Tour on Thursday, June 26th. We will leave the Applegate Library (18485 N. Applegate Rd, Applegate) at 6:45pm and begin our tour at the county bridge near the five mile marker.
The Rogue Basin Action Plan for Resilient Forests and Watersheds in a Changing Climate is up! It can be seen at: http://www.mfpp.org/climate-solutions-university-adaptation-plans/
The Thompson Creek Habitat Restoration Project is underway. We have over 10 landowners and almost 2 consectutive miles of creek that will undergo riparian restoration and in-stream habitat improvement projects. If you would like to participate, donate or just receive more information on how you can be involved, please call 541 899-9982!
Global Releaf is one of our grant funders for the Thompson Creek Project. Please view the project page by clicking here: Global Releaf & Thompson Creek
The Network of Oregon Watershed Council has prepared the 2013 Atlas of Accomplishments. Please view the Thompson Creek article on page 8. Please view the Atlas of Accomplishments by clicking here: 2013 NOWC Watershed Council Atlas of Accomplishments
Every spring the 5 Jackson County Watershed Councils, Upper Rogue, Little Butte Creek, Bear Creek, Seven Basin and the Applegate, make a presentation to the Jackson County Commissioners. The attached presentation was given on 5/21/13. We provided the commissioners with a printed copy of all slides, but only presented slides 1-10.
4th Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30p
Applegate Library, North Applegate Road
contact Janelle Dunlevy
(No Nov./Dec. General Board Meetings)
2nd Wednesday of each month, 3-5p
Ruch Library or APWC Office, contact Janelle Dunlevy for more information
On hold until further notice.
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