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.
Do you enjoy being outdoors and working with high school aged youth? We are looking for college aged or older men and women who are looking to work for an organization that strives to make a difference. The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is seeking Summer Conservation Corps Crew Leaders to guide and encourage crews of 4 – 5 youth employees, ages 15- 24 in accomplishing natural resource work.
During recent intensive monitoring efforts on the Middle Fork of the John Day River, the NFJDWC collected an invasive species known as the European ear snail.
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.
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