OUR PROJECTS WILL BRING HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS, SCENIC WILDS, AND A WAVE OF RENEWED CARBON SEQUESTRATION.
Projects: Camas Swale Restoration Neighbors Working Together, River Road Community.
Purpose: Planting 31,725 trees for rivers and wildlife. This site will be used as an outdoor classroom for Creswell and Cottage Grove area middle and high school students, tribal classes, and the location for regional bird walks.
Projects: Milli Fire, Whychus Creek
Purpose: Post-fire planting of 204,390 trees. The project will speed the recovery in burned areas and rewild the area affected by these wildfires. The project also seeks to protect watershed condition and wildlife habitat effectiveness.
Project: Rock Creek Revegetation
Purpose: Planting 2,000 trees for rivers and wildlife. The creek supports populations of coho, chinook, steelhead, and cutthroat trout. Riparian conditions exhibit legacy effects from mostly open range livestock management, such as lack of riparian vegetation and eroded streambanks.
Project: Dehne Riparian Enhancement
Purpose: Planting 7,145 trees for rivers and wildlife. Allows students to participate in restoration activities including invasive vegetation control, and planting native trees in shrubs while also participating in environmental education lessons.
Projects: Bummer Creek, Little Lobster Creek
Purpose: Planting 1,000 trees for rivers and wildlife. The planting of native trees and shrubs adjacent to the creeks will help shade the streams to decrease water temperatures, provide a long-term source for large wood recruitment to restore stream complexity, curb stream bank erosion, and arrest further channel incision
Purpose: Planting 1,200 trees for rivers and wildlife. Removal of invasive species and the planting of native riparian vegetation. Plants will shade the stream, reducing water temperatures and improving water quality. Additionally, native vegetation has deeper and more complex root systems than the invasive grasses, so it will create more pathways for water to percolate through the soil and recharge the groundwater.
Projects: Cottonwood Canyon State Park (Hay Creek), Pine Creek Conservation Area (Pine Creek), South Fork Crooked River (The Jake Place)
Purpose: Planting 10,500 trees for rivers and wildlife. Restores native fish habitat and improves the climate resilience of nine miles of desert streams.
Projects: Fiddle Creek Focus Area Restoration, Tenmile Creek Plant Establishment
Purpose: Planting 21,000 trees for rivers and wildlife. Will improve water quality flowing into Siltcoos Lake, which is a drinking water source for residents of Dunes City. Recent blue-green algal blooms have threatened public use, heightening concern regarding land management practices on the surrounding landscape.
Projects: Bentz Neal-Bileu Creek Riparian Reveg, Crabtree Creek Riparian Revegetation (Doerfler Oxbow, Hafner Oxbow, Henry Oak), Springbank-ODriscoll Riparian Reveg, Upper Thomas Creek Riparian Reveg
Purpose: Planting 12,900 trees for rivers and wildlife. Long-term stream shading, large wood recruitment, nutrient and run-off buffering, wildlife corridor/habitat
Project: Project Ponderosa
Purpose: Planting 4,000 trees for rivers and wildlife. Working with students from Three Rivers School and La Pine High School's Life Skills Program in planting areas where soil compaction and erosion are problems. The tree and shrub diversity will also benefit native wildlife including birds, insects, and mammals by providing new habitat for foraging, shelter, and nesting
Projects: Jones Fire, Whitewater Fire
Purpose: Post-fire replanting of 110,294 trees. Speed recovery in the burned areas and rewild the area affected by these wildfires. The project also seeks protect watershed condition and wildlife habitat effectiveness.
Project: Truax Island Floodplain Restoration
Purpose: Planting 12,185 trees for rivers and wildlife. The floodplain restoration area is neighbored by gravel ponds populated by Western Pond Turtles (threatened). The turtles construct nest chambers throughout the project area with heavy nest predation. The planting effort will provide higher quality nest habitat by incorporating micro-nesting habitats within the planting rows that will be more difficult for predators to locate and destroy. These micro-nesting habitats will later be seeded with low statue native grasses, compatible with turtle nesting requirements.