Circle Creek Fish Passage Project

Goals 

Goals of the project are to:

  1. Restore passage to upper reaches of Circle Creek - main spawning tributary of the Necanicum River for wild coho as well as steelhead, cutthroat and lamprey - by replacing undersized and perched culvert on private timber land along US Highway 101 between Seaside and Cannon Beach, OR with open-bottom arch.
  2. Compliment other TU-sponsored projects on Circle Creek: the Circle Creek Confluence Project downstream sponsored by the Tualatin Valley TU Chapter, and the Upper Circle Creek road decommission project upstream.
Tactics 
  1. Develop partnership with private timber company with ownership of project areas with significant fish benefit; highlight common interests of culvert replacement (lower road maintenance costs).
  2. Replacement of undersized, perched culvert with adequately sized, open-bottom arch culvert.
Victories 
  1. Culvert successfully replaced, sharing costs with landowner
  2. Linkage between projects in lower watershed and in upper watershed by providing passage in between them
  3. Mutually beneficial partnership with major landowner
Staff Contact 

Alan Moore - TU Northwest Director of Habitat Programs

Issues 
Forestry
Places 
North Oregon Coast
Species 

Steelhead Trout

Steelhead Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon

Solutions 
Reconnect
Author of this Page 

Alan Moore - TU Northwest Director of Habitat Programs

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