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About Chahalapam:

Project Proponent: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Year Acquired: 2013

Conservation Values Protected: The Chahalapam project consists of three separate purchases made over a period of five years. This property protects conservation values that include attributes such as: critical backwater slough and off-channel areas; side channels, back channels, and intermittent streams; low gradient channel unconfined channels and alluvial floodplain deposition areas from the North Santiam River; closed-canopy riparian hardwood forest with a diversity of tree species that include Douglas-fir, western red cedar, big leaf maple, black cottonwood, red alder, and Oregon ash. The protection of Chahalapam is an opportunity to further restore riparian forest, an at-risk habitat in the Willamette valley, which has been identified as a focal habitat in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Willamette Subbasin Plan. These conservation values produce habitat that supports federally listed and Oregon conservation strategy species such as: winter steelhead, spring Chinook salmon, Oregon chub, Pacific lamprey, western pond turtles, beaver, and northern red legged frog. The property is located adjacent to land owned and managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for riparian forest habitat.

Acres: 448

Access: Open to the public, permit required

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Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Contact List (pdf)
ODFW Wildlife and Fish Biologist Contact List (pdf)

For more information

Contact Laura Tesler, Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Coordinator,



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