The Freshwater Trust wins $346,000 for river restoration research in Oregon

The Freshwater Trust has received more than $346,000 in recent months to improve habitat for critical fish habitat and water conservation in two Oregon waterways.

The nonprofit — which focuses on analytical, quantified river restoration— is working on bolstering habitat for salmon and steelhead in the Sandy River Basin.

Closer to the Rose City, the group is putting to work a $232,166 grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board for salmon and steelhead habitat improvements in the Sandy River Basin.

The Freshwater Trust has spent the better part of the last decade working in the basin, replanting native vegetation and resurrecting side channels.

Moving beyond a procedure based past to an outcome-based future is an approach called Quantified Conservation. It’s about ensuring every action translates to a positive outcome for the environment. It’s also about leveraging the best practices used by businesses and social sector organizations to restore the state of our natural resources.

The Freshwater Trusst puts quantified conservation to work and offer services that accelerate the pace and scale of restoration.

You can see that fish are returning to the places we’ve restored,” said Jeff Fisher, habitat monitoring coordinator with The Freshwater Trust, in a prepared statement. “It’s a powerful acknowledgement of the work we’ve been doing and will continue to do with the help of this grant.

Photo credit: The Freshwater Trust

See full Portland Business Journal article by James Cronin.

See The Freshwater Trust website.

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