Circle Creek Fish Passage Project
Goals of the project are to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Replacement of undersized, perched culvert with adequately sized, open-bottom arch culvert.
- Culvert successfully replaced, sharing costs with landowner
- Linkage between projects in lower watershed and in upper watershed by providing passage in between them
- Mutually beneficial partnership with major landowner
Alan Moore - TU Northwest Director of Habitat Programs
North Oregon Coast