McKenzie Watershed Council​

Water Quality ~ Habitats ~ Livelihood ~ Quality of Life​

We support exceptional water quality and habitats in balance with human livelihood and quality of life.

About Our Organization

Our mission is to foster better stewardship of the McKenzie River watershed resources, deal with issues in advance of resource degradation, and ensure sustainable watershed health, function, and use. 

contractors replanting in the HFF burn zone

What We Do

The McKenzie Watershed Council carries out its mission through restoration and enhancement of the McKenzie River and its tributaries, and outreach and education to engage community members. Watershed-wide restoration is prioritized through a strategic framework approach identifying highest priority stream reaches and sub-basins.

The Council, in collaboration with its partners conducts comprehensive watershed assessments to identify and prioritize specific restoration and conservation strategies for a holistic watershed planning approach. We also continue to work with our partners on habitat restoration opportunities as they arise in high priority sub-basins or mainstem reaches. More about what we do…

Firewood Program

The McKenzie Firewood Program is a free firewood program for people affected by the Holiday Farm Fire and the local community. The Pure Water Partners (PWP) developed the program as an offshoot of our forest fuels reduction work with landowners.

Inspired by similar programs in Wallowa and Jackson Counties, this program fills an unmet need in the community through assistance with home heating. We recognize that many McKenzie River residents lost outbuildings, woodsheds, firewood, and equipment in the fire, and cannot gather firewood at this time.

firewood being cut and stacked

News Updates

McKenzie Watershed Council

North Fork Gate Creek

Phase I of the North Fork Gate Creek Floodplain Enhancement Project will improve river function, habitat conditions, and water quality on a 0.7-mile reach of ...
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McKenzie Watershed Council

EWEB Coverage of the MWC Firewood Program

https://www.eweb.org/about-us/news/firewood-program-in-blue-river-helps-holiday-farm-fire-survivors-stay-warm
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McKenzie Watershed Council

In Support of Lane County Parks Levy Measure 20-335

The McKenzie Watershed Council is proud to endorse the Lane County Parks Levy Measure 20-335. The Council has a strong history of partnerships with the ...
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Restoration Projects

News Coverage of South Fork Floodplain Enhancement

On October 9th, the local news aired a story about the work being done on the South Fork McKenzie River. It’s so gratifying to do ...
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Project Updates

Lower South Fork McKenzie Floodplain Enhancement Phase II Rewatering Notice

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Project Updates

Lower South Fork McKenzie Floodplain Enhancement Phase II Update: July 15th, 2019

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Get Involved

We rely on the support of people like you to provide the critical funding we need to provide meaningful and dynamic environmental education to the next generation of environmental stewards. We owe our successes to the generosity and commitment of our donors.

You can volunteer your services, donate online, provide support via your business, shop online via AmazonSmile, or any number of support options.

We are grateful for them all!

Donate

We rely on the support of people like you to provide the critical funding we need to provide meaningful and dynamic environmental education to the next generation of environmental stewards. We owe our successes to the generosity and commitment of our donors.

Contact

McKenzie Watershed Alliance
P.O. Box 70166
Springfield, OR 97475