Supporting programs that focus on facilitating forest stewardship and collaboratives, coordinating working groups to control invasive weeds, improving water quality and wildlife habitat
Siuslaw Stewardship Watershed Restoration Program
In partnership with the Siuslaw National Forest (SNF) and others, CPRCD facilitates forest stewardship through the Siuslaw Stewardship Watershed Restoration Program. A large number of partners including SNF, CPRCD, Watershed Councils, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tribes, non-profit groups and others work together on forest restoration efforts on the SNF and surrounding lands. CPRCD manages the SNF Stewardship Fund which supports watershed restoration projects in the Alsea, Hebo, Marys Peak, Siuslaw and Smith-Umpqua-Dunes Stewardship areas. CPRCD also facilitates the McKenzie Stewardship Group on the Willamette National Forest.
McKenzie Stewardship Stewardship Program
The McKenzie Watershed Stewardship Group (MWSG) is a group of diverse stakeholders with the common goal of enhancing ecological functions within the McKenzie Watershed and promoting the economic viability of local communities. The MWSG partners with Willamette National Forest and other federal land management agencies to use stewardship contracting and other innovative tools that support priority ecosystem restoration projects.
Central Oregon Coast Forest Collaborative (COCFC)
COCFC is a diverse group of stakeholders and partners formed in 2020 who work together with the Forest Service and other agencies around shared values of ecological health, economic opportunities and community well-being. The Collaborative works to improve the development, implementation, and monitoring of forest and watershed management projects that align with the values of the group. This Collaborative provides a space for open discussion and communication amongst stakeholders, partners, and agencies, while providing a platform for education and shared learning. Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday from 10am-noon.
Pure Water Partners (PWP)
The Pure Water Partners (PWP) Program is an initiative designed to reward McKenzie landowners who protect high quality land along the river, assisting EWEB in protecting water quality and helping to avoid future water treatment costs. PWP provides annual payments, technical assistance and/or other incentives to participating landowners. It also helps to connect landowners who wish to engage in restoration projects on their land with technical and financial assistance. Landowners with small residential lots may participate in the PWP Naturescaping Pathway. Landowners with more than an acre or two may be eligible for the PWP Protection or Restoration Pathway. Program partners include the Eugene Water & Electric Board, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development, McKenzie Watershed Council, McKenzie River Trust, Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission, Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District, University of Oregon, and the US Forest Service.
Urban Waters and Wildlife Program
Urban Waters & Wildlife Program provides practical solutions to revitalize urban streams and improve wildlife habitat. The Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) assists businesses, farmers, and other interested parties in taking actions to improve urban stream health and habitat in Amazon Creek and the Willamette River of the Eugene metro area. With the help of a diversity of partners and supporters and, LTWC works to achieve this goal through science (water quality monitoring), outreach and education that ultimately results in voluntary action, and technical assistance including landscape architecture services.
Western Invasives Network (WIN)
WIN is an informal network of individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with rural and urban invasive weed issues in northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington. WIN partners include members from Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Native American Tribes, Schools (universities, public school districts, private institutions, etc.), and Local, State, and Federal Government Departments (Agriculture, Parks & Recreation, Public Works/Transportation, Fish/Wildlife, Forestry & other natural resource agencies).