Long Tom River Plan Survey

The survey for the Lower Long Tom River Plan is now open! This survey is for landowners, residents and stakeholders with an interest in the future management of the Long Tom River and will close on Wednesday, December 13.

Youth Internships for Native American Students

Bringing Traditional Ecological Knowledge Back into the Long Tom Watershed

College and high school students interested in Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the Long Tom Watershed and southern Willamette Valley are encouraged to apply. Continue reading…

David Turner Shares Watershed Moments

David Turner began as a rural landowner looking for some help with his creek. In 2005 David successfully partnered with the council to remove an un-permitted dam that was blocking fish passage and trapping sediment on a section of Owens Creek that flowed through his property. David continued to engage the council in a volunteer capacity culminating in volunteer service as a council board member. [Click Here For Video] Continue reading…

“Inside Agroforestry” articles feature two LTWC project families!

The Long Tom Watershed Council is proud of its strong relationship with our Agriculture Community. Over the years we’ve worked with many ag partners toward shared habitat and water quality goals on numerous projects throughout the watershed.

Two recent issues of USDA’s Inside Agroforestry, highlighted Laughing Stock Farm owner Paul Atkinson and Confluence Farms’ Trey and Tammie Hagen. In the articles, these Long Tom Landowners share their stories about their land, personal values, and motivations for partnering with the council to improve watershed health. These are great stories of community driven conservation in action!

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Rain Garden Volunteer Activity

Join the LTWC Volunteer Planting Crew on Sunday, May, 7th from 10AM – 3PM (tenative), for HIV Alliance’s Rain Garden Planting with our Urban Restoration & Stormwater Specialist, Sarah Whitney!
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Meet this year’s Board Candidates

Each year, the Nominating Committee recruits and recommends a slate of Board of Directors candidates for election at the Annual Meeting. This year’s slate includes Kea Cannon, Ginnie Grilley, Shelly Miller, and Jonathan Powell.  Continue reading…

Will You Help Make Amazon Creek Trout Friendly? Join us in this exciting campaign!

Will You Help Make Amazon Creek Trout Friendly?

A ‘Watershed Moment’ for Amazon Creek:

Amazon creek is home to heron, otter, amphibians, insects, native fish like sculpins, and about 159,000 Eugenians, but where are the trout? When the seasonal flows are right, native cutthroat trout are knocking at the door of Amazon Creek where it meets Fern Ridge Reservoir and the Long Tom River. But the creek isn’t quite ready yet. After four years of success working to improve Amazon Creek water quality through voluntary low impact development with commercial partners, we see a community willing to take the next step toward a trout friendly Amazon Creek, but we need your help.

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Volunteer Spotlights

Learn more about a few of the amazing people who support the Long Tom Watershed Council through volunteering! Continue reading…

Get outside with LTWC this summer!

We have several volunteer opportunities this summer – catching and tagging cutthroat trout, collecting bugs, stewarding native plants, and more. Have some fun in the sun and stream while helping your local watershed council! Continue reading…

Now Accepting Gifts of Stock & Non-Cash Assets!


Gifting of appreciated non-cash assets can be an excellent way to support your local watershed, and come with some excellent benefits for our donors.
We know donors to the council are connected to our mission first and foremost. But donation of appreciated stock and mutual fund gifts can also provide significant tax benefits to you!

We have partnered with CB Financial Services at Columbia Bank (formerly Pacific Continental Bank) to open a brokerage account to receive these kinds of gifts! Learn more here.



Administrative Assistant Job Announcement (updated!)

Full-time, shared position between Long Tom Watershed Council and McKenzie River Trust

Open until filled. Applications received by Monday, November 6 will receive priority consideration.

The Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) and McKenzie River Trust (MRT) are excited to announce a position opening for a shared, full-time role that will support the program and administrative function of both LTWC and MRT with integrity and efficiency. The Administrative Assistant will be an integral part of a support team for each organization and for the partnership. S/he will participate in a wide range of administrative activities, including recordkeeping, correspondence, and direct contact with staff and board, as well as members of the public. The job also includes records management, scheduling, and coordinating logistics for board and other meetings. The successful candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in office administration, and will be highly organized with strong interpersonal communication skills.
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Thank You!

Thank you so much to this incredible watershed community for coming out to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! We had over 150 people in attendance for great food, company, conversation and appreciation for the work of so many landowners and partners watershed wide – plus some great local wine from Bennett Vineyards & Wine Companycelebrating the bounty of the watershed! Thank you to the Bennett family for hosting us at their beautiful property, to our passionate and dedicated speakers, to our celebration sponsors Ninkasi BrewingStroda Brothers Farm for helping to make the event happen, and to our business supporters of our ongoing 20th Anniversary Fundraising campaign, Armadillo Roofing Inc.The Seneca Family of Companies, and WildCraft Cider Works for their commitment to this watershed and our ongoing work! This was a great bow to put on 20 years of watershed moments, and we’re thrilled at the opportunities ahead for the next twenty!  Thank you for a beautiful evening in the watershed! #loveyourlongtom

Check out photos of the evening courtesy of Cliff Etzel, Local Photographer and Story Teller here! Thank you Cliff! 

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Share Your Watershed Stories

As the Long Tom Watershed Council celebrate’s its 20th anniversary, we want to hear your stories about what this watershed, and the council, mean to you. This milestone is a celebration of the wonderful tapestry of people that make up our watershed community, and the success of our work has depended upon each of your many watershed moments.

We invite you take a few moments to share your story. Below are some prompts to help you reflect, but you’re also welcome to take this in whatever direction feels appropriate to you. We’ll compile a selection of quotes from community members onto a poster that we’ll share at the September 14 Annual Celebration. For those unable to attend the event, we’ll share some quotes on our website, newsletters, and other materials in the upcoming months. Please submit your thoughts by September 10! Continue reading…