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


Photo by  Daniel Schwen

The aspen tree is a member of the willow family.  They prefer cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere, particularly high altitudes in the mountains.  The most common, quaking aspen, has the largest geographic distribution on the continent.  Aspen are also considered a “keystone species,” and play an important role in surrounding environmental habitats.

























Copyright © 2015 North Fork John Day Watershed Council