This page highlight resources available produced by the Stream Smart Program, its members, partners, and others.
Programs and Resource List
Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control for Contractors (Coming Soon!)
Restoring and Protecting Streamside and Riverside (Riparian) Areas
Restoring regional creeks and rivers is a main goal of the Stream Smart program. Healthy riparian areas provide shade, habitat, and many other benefits to fish and and aquatic life, as well as the people who live in the Rogue Basin.
Stream Smart members use the resources to help restore and protect streams and rivers.
Bear Creek Natural Resources Plan
Bear Creek and Rogue Basin Riparian Planting Plan
Restoring Riparian Habitats in Southern Oregon and Northern California: A Guide for Private Landowners Version 1.0
Managing Urban Runoff (Stormwater)
How we manage runoff from impervious surfaces (rooftops, parking lots, streets) can have a big impact on local waterways and watershed health. There are many strategies that can be implemented on both a small (at home) or larger scale in the community that can reduce the amount of pollution in runoff and the amount of water that enters the creeks that could contribute to flooding.
OSU Rain Garden Guide
Fires and Wildfire
With decades of smoke from forest fires, more recent larger fires in urban areas (2019 (Peninger) and 2020 (Almeda and Obenchain)), and impacts of a changing climate, fires have become a reality that we experience on every year, The resources below will help with understanding some basics about fires and will be updated periodically with information about defensible space and other topics.
Fire Impacts to Domestic Wells