Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
The Sandy River Basin Watershed Council (SRBWC) is an independent non-profit whose mission is to restore and protect the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Sandy River basin. We engage landowners, volunteers, community members, and agencies in collaborative efforts to enhance the health and vitality of the Sandy and its tributaries through on-the-ground projects, education and stewardship.
Wild salmon and steelhead in the Sandy have been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1999, but represent populations and habitat that are anchors for recovery of Lower Columbia salmon. The potential for salmon restoration in the Sandy took a major leap with the removal of the Marmot Dam in 2007. Current restoration efforts contribute to a science-based, basin-wide restoration plan underway by the SRBWC and other members of the Sandy River Basin Partners coalition.