Riparian Area Objectives and Strategies
Keep the river in its current channel, especially downstream of the
bridge where the river abuts nine individually owned lots including
Maintain views and access to the river by limiting the growth of
willows in selected areas.
Enhance the river as a trout fishery.
Make the riparian area look as natural as possible.
Continue bank stabilization work, especially as subsidized through
grants administered by OWEB. This is the key to keeping the river
in its current channel and is also highly valuable in improving the
Cut down willows in moderation where necessary to maintain views and
Thoroughly analyze the river as a trout fishery and investigate
alternatives for improving it. Evaluate the structure, depth, water
temperature, dissolved oxygen content, undercut banks, and spawning
Plant more ponderosas in the riparian areas and investigate what
other tree and shrub species are likely to do well.
Continue to Meadow
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