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.


Thank you for visiting our page, please be sure to check out the News Section to see what is happening.  Our Youth Programs and Projects pages also host information on what we do as a Watershed Council.


Sincere thanks to our many generous and supportive funders & partners:


Additional partners include:

Grant County Cyclists, Blue Mountain Elk Initiative, Juniper Arts Council (Grant County)

and our many private donors and landowners.

Thank you.


Position Announcement – Executive Director

Position Summary:

We are seeking new executive leadership to take over the helm of a progressive, eastern Oregon Watershed Council. Are you creative, professional, results-oriented, and flexible? At the NFJDWC, we love helping Eastern Oregon to shine and we’re seeking a leader who loves the rural west to guide us forward. Are you excited by diverse communities of people? The E.D. supervises a busy staff and interacts with ranchers, agency professionals, funders, and communities. Are you a leader? The Executive Director is the heart of the NFJDWC, inspiring sustainability and change in an exciting mixture of responsibilities with deeply satisfying outcomes.

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