State updates salmonid habitat map
February 9, 2022
The State of Oregon last week released an updated essential salmonid habitat map, which shows streams where activities like building docks or adding riprap usually require a removal-fill permit.
The map identifies streams that are critical habitat for Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and other sensitive, threatened or endangered fish species. Oregon law protects these streams by requiring a removal-fill permit for most projects that remove or add any materials.
The map, which can be viewed at www.oregon.gov/dsl/WW/Pages/ESH-permits.aspx, highlights nearly all of the South Santiam River and...