BPA invites you to attend an informal open-house style public meeting on the Middle Fork John Day River Stream Restoration Project.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to implement a stream restoration project on land owned in fee-title by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Grant County, Oregon. BPA is proposing to restore habitat and stream function on a segment of the Middle Fork John Day River. The project is a continuation of an ongoing stream restoration targeting river reaches named Vincent to Caribou Phase 2 and Vincent to Vinegar Project. The proposed work will include removal of a portion of the Sumpter Valley Railway Middle Fork Spur, a National Register listed railroad grade, reconnecting alcoves and side channels to reactivate the floodplain, removal of rip rap and rock barbs, placement of large woody debris, and riparian planting. Project work is intended to increase the complexity of instream and riparian habitat along this stretch of the river.