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Land Board Awards 2006
Stream Project Awards
Lower Boeckman Creek Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Project - Wilsonville, Oregon
 

Pedestrian bridge over restored creek.
 Pedestrian bridge over restored creek. Project partners, left to right:  Anil Devnani, Friends of Trees; Kerry Rappold, City of Wilsonville; Greg Ausland, OBEC; Jim O'Connell, Student Watershed Research Project; Charlotte Lehan, Mayor of Wilsonville.
 
 
The City of Wilsonville, in its first project involving fish passage, removed an old metal culvert in Boeckman Creek and replaced it with a timber pedestrian bridge that spans the creek, a tributary of the Willamette River.
 
The city’s primary goal was to allow passage for Chinook salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout. Project partners included private design consultants, the Wilsonville High School Student Watershed Research Project, and local nonprofit Friends of Trees.
 
The project provides long-term educational opportunities for local students who will monitor the creek’s restoration on an ongoing basis. The new bridge was built to Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and provides a public overlook. 
 
 
Lower Boeckman Creek fish passage and stream restoration project partners accept 2006 Land Board Stream Project Award.
 
 
Rock Creek Dam Modification for Coho Passage - Lincoln County, Oregon
 
 Paul Katen, President of the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council, stands on the modified dam.  Excavator in the stream.
 
 
On land owned by the City of Lincoln City, a variety of agencies came together to modify a 70-year-old dam in the Devils Lake Basin to allow for better migration of Coho salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout in Rock Creek.
 
The dam modification involved cutting and removing a 20 by three foot concrete section, a relatively low-impact solution to obstructed fish passage. The project was completed without the loss of the water resource, without the potential cost of rebuilding a dam, and with the additional benefit to the landowner, the City of Lincoln City, becoming good stewards of the natural resource.
 
Project partners included the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council, the City of Lincoln City, the Preservation Association of Devils Lake, the Devils Lake Water Improvement District, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
 
Rock Creek Dam modification project partners accept 2006 Land Board Stream Project Award.
 
 

Wetland Project Awards
Wetland Mitigation
Dragonfly Bend Habitat Enhancement Project - Eugene, Oregon 
  
 Dragonfly Bend wet prairie shortly after implementation fo the habitat enhancements.  Dragonfly Bend wetland.
 
 
This 77-acre project is part of the City of Eugene’s long-term vision for nearly 3,000 acres in the West Eugene Partnership lands. The city developed the Dragonfly Bend project to further improve the site’s overall ecological function
 
Beginning in 2004, the West Eugene Wetland Mitigation Bank took the lead on enhancing a total of 48 acres of wetland, including wet prairie, vernal pool and emergent wetland. The Phase 1 enhancement area was achieving between 89 and 96 percent native cover, with 35 species of native grasses and forbs. In addition, 45 species of butterflies and 203 species of birds have been identified in the mitigation bank area.  
 
Project participants include the City of Eugene, Bureau of Land Management, Lane Council of Governments and The Nature Conservancy. 
 
 
 
Dragonfly Bend habitat enhancement project partners accept 2006 Land Board Wetland Award.
  
 

Wetland Restoration, Creation or Enhancement
Booke Wetland Restoration - Oakland, Oregon
 Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District staff and planting contractor work on the Booke wetland restoration.  Booke wetland two years after completion of the restoration.
 
 
Property owners Henry and Norma Booke worked with a variety of public agencies to restore wetlands on their Century Farm in Douglas County to improve water quality and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
 
Corvallis resident Norma Booke grew up on the property – known as the Wilcox Family Farm. She and her husband had been interested in returning water to Calapooia Creek during the summer months for some time.
 
Project partners included the landowners, the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Water Trust.    
 
 
 
 Booke wetland restoration project partners accept 2006 Land Board Wetland Award.
 
 

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