OFRC supports restoring landscapes and maintaining connectivity on both land and water. Culvert replacements, such as this one on Sugar Creek, facilitate aquatic passage while sustaining favorable conditions of water flow. Working with the Forest Service on this type of stream restoration project ensures cooler water is accessible for a variety of fish and wildlife species during the hot summer months.
The Sugar Creek culvert was replaced in 2012 and occurs on the east end of the Ochoco National Forest which is in the Paulina Ranger District. Since OFRC was formed, we have proposed 1 culvert replacement in the Wolf project area and 6 culvert replacements in the Gap project area. With the support of our community, we hope to move forward with these plans over the next few years.