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.
The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is hiring crew leaders for our summer youth crew program! If you’re interested in natural resources and youth development and are looking for an awesome summer job in the Blue Mountains, read on.
In the short, cold days of winter, our emphasis here at the watershed council shifts from field work to office work.
Larches, also known as tamaracks, are the only local conifer that’s deciduous, meaning their leaves (or in this case, needles) turn yellow and fall off in the autumn and re-grown in the spring. Their soft needles grow in tight bunches along the branch.
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