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

  • 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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  • We’re hiring!

    The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is now accepting applications for a new full-time Outdoor Education & Project Coordinator!

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Native Species of the Week



Though they’re also known as rainbow trout, these fish are members of the Pacific salmon genus. “Steelhead” refers specifically to populations that are anadromous, migrating between the ocean and the freshwater streams where they breed. Some steelhead populations are considered federally endangered, having declined due to habitat loss, pollution, and other factors.

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