Home to Portland and the 187-mile-long Willamette River, the Willamette River Basin is located in northwestern Oregon. The river itself is home to aquatic wildlife including Chinook salmon, steelhead, and lamprey. The area also provides habitat for a wide range of plants and animals in addition to supporting agricultural, aggregate, and recreation industries.
Willamette River Basin Needs Our Help
The Willamette River and its tributaries suffer from a history of poor practices and land use changes. Approximately 1,200 miles of streams in this watershed are listed as impaired due to excess nutrients, toxic substances, sediment, and elevated water temperature and are no longer able to support healthy salmon and trout populations. Strategic, large-scale tree planting is the only solution.