Batwater Station Flyover

Drone footage of a recent habitat restoration project at Batwater Station near Clatskanie, Oregon. The project restored a tidally-influenced floodplain wetland along the Columbia River by removing a 500-foot long section of levee, constructing 1600 feet of tidal channels, and replanting the site with thousands of native shrubs, trees, and wetland plants. The project opens up rearing and refuge habitat for salmon, steelhead, and other wildlife.

Construction of the project was completed in September 2015 and this aerial footage was taken one year later to monitor the site’s progress.

Video is courtesy of theĀ Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.