Emerald Ash Borer Resources
The day we've long dreaded has arrived: the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found within 60 miles of the Luckiamute & Ash Creek watershed. This is a critical time in protecting native Oregon Ash trees by limiting the spread of EAB & we need all hands on deck! We have created a brief FAQ with links to several good resources to learn to recognize EAB and get involved in protection activities, from not transporting firewood to becoming an official Forest Pest Detector.
UPDATE: Listen to Wyatt Williams, Invasive Species Specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry, speak about Emerald Ash Borer, its potential effect on Oregon Ash habitat, and what people can do to stop the spread of this invasive insect. (aired on October 19, 2022 on KMUZ Willamette Wake Up's Conservation Spotlight program)
The Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) is a volunteer group of neighbors from diverse perspectives working together to learn about the watershed and doing what they can to improve local water quality and habitat conditions.
Our mission is "to engage and assist landowners and communities in the voluntary protection, restoration and enhancement of the Luckiamute and Ash Creek watersheds." We seek to foster good stewardship of natural resources and to develop an improved understanding of the area’s biological diversity.
Read more about us here.
Project Spotlight: South Fork Pedee Enhancement
Thanks to funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, we were able to support the creation of this video by Western Oregon University, which highlights the partners and progress being made at the South Fork Pedee Creek restoration site.
(Project conducted 2019-2022. Interviews recorded May 2023)
Read more here.
Use the slider below to explore the change in vegetation along the Luckiamute River at Luckiamute State Natural Area! Click here for more details.
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Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Pedee Women's Club, 12491 Kings Valley Hwy, Monmouth, OR
NOTE: This meeting is in-person only!
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Got native plants? Or getting them soon? Check out our new Native Plant Resources Page! It has all the info you need to prepare your planting site, choose which natives will grow and look great, and give your plants the best start to a long, healthy life!
Discover our Data Visualization website!
Do you have a special skill that you would like to contribute? Would you like to earn college credits while putting your talents to work in your community? Or are you just itching to get outdoors and help restore streambank habitat? Joining our awesome team of LWC Volunteers might be the perfect answer for you!