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Project Abstract

Project Location

This project is located Southeast of the town of Mitchell in the Bridge Creek Watershed in Southern Wheeler County. West Branch Bridge Creek runs through the participating landowners property and drains into Bridge Creek. Bridge Creek then drains into the John Day River. 

Project Need

The area has been heavily encroached by Western Juniper. This has had a negative effect on water quality, quantity, and upland and riparian habitat.

Proposed Project Work

Of the seven limiting factors in the Bridge Creek Watershed, this project adressed flow, sediment load, temperature, and key habitat quantity. The project had elements from stream to ridgetop. These elements included riparian exclusion fence, brush management (juniper removal), spring developments, as well as aspen protection and restoration.

Project Partners 

Project partners included FSA, NRCS, CTWS, Wheeler SWCD, and OWEB.

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