Coos Watershed Association

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Log placement in the West Fork Millicoma creates in-stream habitat for spawning Chinook.

Breeding Coho are actively monitored through weekly spawning surveys.

Oxbow restoration means improved fish passage, reopening over 16 miles of spawning habitat!

Road sediment monitoring, culvert replacement, and bridge building all improve our watershed's accessibility.

Bank stabilization and reduced stream temperatures are some of the benefits of riparian planting.

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Mission Statement:

To support environmental integrity and economic stability within the Coos watershed by increasing community capacity to develop, test, promote, and implement management practices in the interests of watershed health.


Click here for a printable map of our watershed!


While it is true that all of our hardworking staff at the Coos Watershed Association deserve praise, this week we wanted to give a special shout-out to Alexa Carleton and Clea Harrelson of the Education & Outreach team! The photo below depicting their efforts at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Blossom Gulch Trail Clean-Up is just one example of how they engage the Coos Bay community. Alexa's ongoing work to teach watershed science to local high schoolers will have ripple effects throughout our watershed for years to come.


Teddy Villers Natural Resources Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for the Teddy Villers Natural Resources Scholarship. This is a scholarship that honors the life of Teddy Villers, son of Mark and Adela Villers, who lost his life while working on a salmon habitat restoration project with his dad in September 2015. The selected applicant will recieve $1,000 towards a degree or certificate in an environmental/natural science field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applications are due by March 1, 2017. Please see the link below for more background on the scholarship and the application form.

Scholarship Background

Scholarship Application - fillable form

Scholarship Application - printable


The CoosWA 2015 Annual Report is now online.


Browse our publications page to learn more about the organization!


Internship and Volunteering Opportunities

We're in search of adult volunteers and high school or college student interns to help us in the field for our ongoing Coho Lifecycle Monitoring Program.

If you have an interest in helping, please contact Clea Harrelson:



Real-Time Stream Data

Interactive Restoration Explorer

Coos Watershed Association. 2016