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Upper Indian Creek Helicopter Large Wood Placement

Sampling in Willow Creek 

Project Number



Siuslaw Watershed Council


Navigating 448 large, whole trees, most with root wads, to hard-to-reach streams. A helicopter was used to lift whole trees and strategically place them into log jams.

Project Overview

Large wood structures were added to 7 miles of stream reaches in the Upper Indian Creek basin of the Siuslaw watershed. The project increased habitat complexity for salmon, particularly Oregon coast coho salmon, by restoring spawning and rearing habitat.

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For more information, please search OWEB's Grant Management System (OGMS) for Project Number 219-1024-16710.