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McDowell Creek project seeks to improve conditions for beavers, fish


August 18, 2015

Humans from the South Santiam Watershed Council are taking cues from beavers and helping out the beavers and fish in Johnson and Morgan creeks, tributaries of McDowell Creek in the area of Speasl Road.

Watershed members noticed evidence of beaver activity last year, but they didn’t see anything active. This year they have, as beavers are busy damming up those tiny creeks. The Watershed Council has engaged in similar activity.

Trask Design of Corvallis, which specializes in watershed work, and Bio Services were busy last week placing 168 logs, 66 of them donated by Cascade Timber Consul...

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