Oak Creek Project Objectives

To protect and restore riparian and forest habitat while creating a landscape condition that is more resilient to disturbances processes such as fire and insects.

https://midcolumbiafisheries.org/restoration/floodplain-reconnection/oak-creek-restoration/

The restoration strategy and treatment prescriptions are based on a landscape evaluation that was completed specifically for the Oak Creek watershed.

Accomplishments in the Oak Creek Landscape since 2015


  • 80 acre burn plan approved and permit issued for future prescribed burns (WDFW)
  • 3 miles of stream assessed for future restoration potential (MCFEG)
  • 8 miles of stream assessed for future restoration
  • 462 acres of commercial thinning (WDFW and TNC lands)
  • 314 acres non-commercial harvest completed (WDFW lands)
  • 369 acres of pile burning completed (WDFW and USFS lands)
  • 100 acres of seeding for erosion control was completed (WDFW lands)
  • 7 acres selective harvest for future wood replenishment in streams (Yakama)
  • 25 miles of road maintenance, 1.25 miles decommissioning completed (WDFW)

Oak Creek Restoration Project in the News!

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