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Restoring Habitat on the M. Fork John Day

Restoring Habitat on the M. Fork John Day

The Oxbow Conservation Area, located on the Middle Fork John Day River, exhibits critical habitat for Chinook salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout. Dredge mining severely channelized the riverbed in the 1940s leading to a straightened channel and disconnected floodplain....

Welcoming back the “Little Salmon”

Since ancient time, the Nez Perce witnessed the return of Chinook, sockeye, coho, and steelhead to their waters. During the twentieth century, though, those numbers dwindled. The coho were hit hardest, driven to extinction in the Snake River Basin. Thanks to Nez Perce...

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