The story of Horsetail Creek floodplain

For nearly a decade, the Estuary Partnership has been working alongside the US Forest Service to restore a critical slice of floodplain habitat in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Floodplain habitat for migrating salmon is especially scarce in the Gorge--this site makes up 31% of this type of habitat in the lower Gorge. Our work has improved fish passage, enhanced habitat quality, and reduced stream temperatures in the site to give salmonids a place to rest and feed during their migration.

aerial image of the Horsetail site

Find out more in the storymap!

Special thanks to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board for sponsoring this storymap.