Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) partnered with the Lower Columbia River Watershed Council (LCRWC), the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP), and several other conservation agencies to undertake an exciting restoration project in Clatskanie, OR. The area called “Louisiana Swamp” is a 45 acre property adjacent to the Westport Slough that had undergone many artificial changes resulting in a lack of floodplain connectivity, homogenization of habitat, and a loss of native species. [Read the full story]

Final Restoration

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Construction and Levee Breach

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Before

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