Watershed Information

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Watershed factoids

  • Size: 865,920 acres
  • Population: approx. 24,000
  • Land Use:
    • 94.65% forest (72% public, 28% private)
    • 1.91% water
    • 1.32% non-range agricultural
    • 1.3% urban & rural residential
    • 0.53% wetlands
  • Endangered Species: 
    • Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) – Upper Willamette River ESU, spring run
    • Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
    • Bull trout  (Salvelinus confluentus) – Columbia River population
    • Gray wolf (Canis lupus)
    • Bradshaw’s lomatium or Bradshaw’s desert parsley (Lomatium bradshawii)
    • Willamette daisy (Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens)
  • Communities: Oakridge, Westfir, Dexter, Lowell, Fall Creek, Lost Creek, Jasper, Pleasant Hill and south Springfield