Beaver-Powered Restoration in Rock Island Creek Watershed

Funding Year




$ 51,874

Douglas County, Washington

Project Description

This project will restore and maintain mesic habitat function within sage-grouse priority areas of conservation. Interested private landowners will be involved with installing infrastructure, beaver-powered restoration work along the creek in partnership with Trout Unlimited and National Resources Conservation Service. A host of benefits will include increased water availability and improved baseflow conditions, enhanced habitat diversity, new and expanded wetted areas, natural fire break, and drought resilience.


Trout Unlimited, Microsoft, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Cascadia Conservation District, Cascade Fisheries Enhancement Group, Pheasants Forever, private landowners and ranchers 

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The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. Sagebrush country contains biological, cultural and economic resources of national significance. America’s sagebrush ecosystem is the largest contiguous ecotype in the continental...