North Fork John Day Watershed Council: Community Focused, Landscape Reflected!

Eons ago, the mighty John Day River carved out a grand landscape that, today, provides a rich community of geology, plants, animals and people. The North Fork John Day Watershed takes pride in supporting the ecosystems and communities of this magnificent setting through restoration, education, landowner assistance and community service. We are a private non-profit organization that inspires awareness of the landscape and success of the people who call this landscape home.

We welcome you to become familiar with the sights and happenings here in the shadow of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Learn about the ecology. View some of our restoration projects. Participate in our learning opportunities.

What's Happening

Native Species of the Week

Leafy Spurge

Photo by Ivar Leidus

Euphorbia esula more commonly known as leafy spurge, is not native species but rather an invasive species.   It has characteristics that pose a potential threat to wildlife and plant habitat. Both chemical and biological control are mechanisms of control. It is a topic of interest because of its common appearance in our area. Take a peak at the fact sheet pertaining to this invasive species.

Leafy Spurge


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