Camp Creek Planting
October 14 @ 5:00 pm - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Thanks to ONDA volunteers’ hard work and reliability, we enjoy a strong relationship with the Malheur National Forest and are in the fourth year of helping to implement a variety of ambitious, multi-year projects restoring key fish habitat on headwater streams. Camp Creek is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the John Day River and a priority watershed for Mid-Columbia Steelhead Recovery.
You’ll be planting riparian trees and shrubs within a floodplain that had been disconnected from surrounding side channels by legacy railroad grades and has recently been restored. No planting experience necessary. This newly restored stretch of Camp Creek will provide critical habitat for salmonids.
Trip highlights include learning about a major restoration effort within the John Day River Basin from knowledgeable Forest Service staff and exploring a beautiful area with a rich history.
Challenges include planting in rocky soils and potentially chilly fall weather.