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Water Planning

Enhancing Watersheds in Oregon

A fundamental component of the watershed restoration in Oregon is voluntary action by private citizens and landowners. Individuals, in collaboration with federal, state, and local groups, make an important difference in improving aquatic habitat and water quality conditions in watersheds around the state.

The Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory (OWRI) inventories restoration data for the state of Oregon and is managed by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). Information provided to OWRI has been used to report on activities and progress supported by the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, support effectiveness monitoring of restoration activities, and support watershed assessments and future restoration project planning and prioritization.

The Watershed Restoration Tool

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Tool screenshot

Launch the Watershed Restoration Tool

You may access restoration project information from the restoration tool. The restoration tool was created to show the locations of and information from the OWRI Database. After you have launched the tool, a map of Oregon will appear. On the left, you will see a legend explaining what the various features show on the map are. On the map, squares denote the locations of completed restoration projects. By clicking on a square, you will be presented with some findings, or attributes, from the projects. Attributes include:

  • Project Name
  • Project Description
  • Total Cost

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this visualization tool is current as of Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory's calls for data prior to and including 2022. Data submitted subsequent to this may not be included in the tool. Only those restoration projects with spatial attributes appear in the tool. Information about projects lacking spatial attributes can be accessed through the OWRI database. The Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory is a relational database consisting of both tabular and spatial data. The tabular database contains detailed information for mapped and unmapped projects. The GIS data are not intended to stand alone. It is important to utilize associated tabular information in MS Access or MS Excel format in order to get the complete information for your area of interest and to avoid double-counting. Tabular data should be used for measurement quantities and costs.The OWRI Database and GIS data

For additional information please contact:

Bobbi Riggers
Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory
775 Summer St NE Suite 360
Salem, OR 97301-1290
Phone: (971) 345-7003