Sandy River Delta Restoration
AT A GLANCE
Plans for this project include partial removal of the levee and in stream installations of large wood structures that mimic natural log jams.
The Sandy Delta is undergoing multiple methods of restoration, including invasive species removal, native plantings, wetland protection fencing, and the Delta Dam Removal. The Council has received funding from East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, the US Forest Service, the Jubitz Family Foundation, and PGE’s Habitat Fund for this project. With the goal of restoring the native forest ecosystem, we partner with Friends of Trees to hold major native planting events in November and February each year.
Logan Lauvray (Friends of Trees) and Steve Wise (Sandy River Watershed Council) address volunteers before planting native trees and shrubs at the Sandy River Delta
Additionally, invasive species management has been ongoing, with major progress being made on restoring the forest under story by removing Himalayan Blackberry and Ivy. Our partnership with Project YESS and the US Forest Service has included building a buck-and-rail fence around a 200-acre wetland area to protect resident nesting species from disturbance by hikers and their animals.
2019, A Year of Reconnection
The Sandy Salmon Floodplain Reconnection Project is one of our largest projects yet on the Sandy. This project restores habitat for endangered fish and protects communities downstream. Keep scrolling to see highlights from this 2019 project success!