The Freshwater Trust@freshwatertrust

A group of problem solvers designing and implementing data-driven solutions that protect and restore freshwater.

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The Freshwater Trust

In 2018, we restored six side channels in the Sandy Basin. It’s like building an addition on a home. Reopening side channels means fish have more spawning and juvenile rearing habitat. They provide areas where they can stay safe year-round, including when the flows are high during winter.
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The Freshwater Trust

This year, we protected 68,000 gallons per minute in 48 Oregon creeks. Our ability to partner with farmers and ranchers meant that native fish had water during the hottest parts of the year. Help us keep more water in rivers that need it. Make a year end gift at the link in our bio. .
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The Freshwater Trust

Introducing our 2018 Q4 Impact Report! Check out this timely update to learn how our donors are helping us make a tangible difference for freshwater ecosystems in need. Read a letter from our Board Member Marcelino Alvarez, and recap the highlights of accomplishments from 2018. Find it on our website at www.thefreshwatertrust.org/2018-q4-impact-report/
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The Freshwater Trust

‘Tis the season for getting out there and capturing those dramatic winter wanderings. .
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Don’t forget to send your images our way and enter into December’s @prophotosupply photo contest! Visit our website for entry & prize details. .
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PC: Gabriel Miklja
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The Freshwater Trust

"Part of what keeps me doing what I do here is getting to see how our riparian reforestation projects change and flourish over time – it’s really exciting to see." - Olivia Duren, Riparian Analyst with The Freshwater Trust.
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Below you'll see a pre-project photo of one of our restoration sites along Oregon's Calapooia River. The one under it was taken five years later.
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The Freshwater Trust

Before each year closes and another unfolds, we take stock of what’s been accomplished over the past 365 days. .
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In 2018, we officially finished fixing Still Creek, a tributary of the Sandy River. This proud moment came after more than 1,000 restoration actions were taken over a decade.
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These accomplishments confirm that we are on the right track. Will you help us continue this momentum in 2019 by making a year-end gift today? Link in bio. .
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The Freshwater Trust

We don’t go forward with a restoration project hoping it will have benefits. We want to be certain that it will produce beneficial results. .
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One way we are able to achieve this is through our StreamBank monitoring app. As part of our patented StreamBank Toolkit, this monitoring tool provides us with an effective way to collect imperative data from the field and upload it to a central database for long-term analysis and reporting.
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These tools are integral to carrying out our mission. That’s why we’re celebrating our developers and these innovative solutions on #NationalAppDay
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The Freshwater Trust

At 1,078 miles long, the Snake is the largest North American river emptying into the Pacific Ocean and the largest tributary of the Columbia River. .
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We’ve been working in collaboration with @idahopower and other key partners to implement instream restoration projects and streamside revegetation projects that decrease water temperatures and improve habitat for the native species that call this basin home. Through monitoring and tracking results, as displayed in the above infographic, we are able to show that these projects are providing significant benefits to the Snake River basin. .
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By making a year-end gift, you can help us keep producing these improvements in 2019. Learn more on our website or donate today via the like in bio. .
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The Freshwater Trust

Range after range of mountains.
Year after year after year.
I am still in love.
— Gary Snyder
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PC: Gabriel Miklja
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The Freshwater Trust

Fun fact: Along the banks of this very river is where our organization was founded 35 years ago. Thanks to @dreamcapturedimages for sharing this astounding view of the Deschutes.
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If you’d like to help us continue working to protect & restore rivers of the West, please make a year-end gift today. Link in bio. .
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The Freshwater Trust

Off channel habitat, or habitat that's separate from the main channel of a waterway, is critical for native fish. .
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In Oregon's Salmon River, these side channels and off channel ponds serve as particularly valuable refuge for juvenile coho salmon as they rear. It’s been a priority for The Freshwater Trust and the Sandy River Basin Partners over the last decade to place the features needed in order to distribute more water across the floodplain. The last photo was taken after a high water event this past fall. ​
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The Freshwater Trust

In 2017, a total of 73,160 gallons per minute of leased water was reserved in Oregon’s streams for fish by TFT. This equals more than 32,000 football fields - including end zones - covered in one foot of water. Approximately 24% of that was with 15 landowners in the John Day, as illustrated in this infographic from our latest Uplift & Annual Report. .
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If you haven’t had a chance to learn the full story behind our efforts and impacts, check out the report on our website. And if you’re feeling inspired afterward, please help us continue preserving & restoring rivers in Oregon, Idaho and California by making a year-end gift. .
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