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

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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