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!


 Adam Weybright worked with CoosWA staff from 2007-2010 as a graduate student at Oregon State University studying juvenile coho salmon movement, growth, and survival in the Palouse and Larson basins. We are proud to pass along his final paper, recently published in the Ecology of Freshwater Fish! Truly a great piece!

Juvenile coho salmon movement, growth and survival in a
coastal basin of southern Oregon - Weybright & Giannico



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