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.
All kids grades K-8th are invited to participate in the Lunch & Learn Program. It will be every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. beginning June 16th. Lunch provided.
Some of the things we will be doing with games & activities:
Grow & Nurture your own garden!
Learning about butterflies & dragonflies
Make hummingbird food & learn about hummingbirds
Where does your water come from?
What lives in your streams?
For any other information contact Lineah at the office.
During recent intensive monitoring efforts on the Middle Fork of the John Day River, the NFJDWC collected an invasive species known as the European ear snail.
Castilleja linariaefolia (Indian paintbrush)
Image by Wikipedia & CCBY
The Indian paintbrush also known as prairie fire looks as if it’s been dipped in bright red paint. Colors can range from bright red, orange and sometimes yellow. They are considered a semi-parasitic plant because they will thrive off neighboring flowers and plant species to survive. There are nearly 200 species of the flower. The Indian paintbrush was adopted as the state flower of Wyoming in 1917.
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