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

  • Earth Day Event a Success

    On Saturday, NFJDWC staff and some intrepid volunteers braved intermittent snow to pick up litter, sweep the parking area clear of old pine needles, and plant native wildflower seeds at Carter Rest Area south of Long Creek.

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  • Seeking Summer Youth Crew Members!

    Attention young people in Grant County! Are you looking for a summer job that will give you the chance to give back to your community while learning new skills in the field of natural resources and building your resume?

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Native Species of the Week

Quaking Aspen


Photo by Scott Catron

Stands of quaking aspen trees consist of genetically-identical clones, and these interconnected groves can live for thousands of years – some people consider them to be among the world’s largest organisms. However, these unique organisms are declining across the west as they face threats like conifer encroachment and heavy damage by browsing animals.

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