Final Full Video 

Opal Springs Fish Passage 

By Wahoo Films

Career Opportunity! 

The Crooked River Watershed Council is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full time, permanent position, as a Project Manager. Join our team in managing a three million acre watershed, addressing aquatic and upland habitat restoration/enhancement on private properties within the watershed. Located in the City of Prineville, Crook County Oregon; surrounded by three National Forests, the City of Bend, and Redmond, we offer a very central location for the ultimate recreation and work experience. 

To view the announcement and apply for this position please click on the Fillable  PDF below. To be considered for this position please completely fill out the application to include the last page of qualifying questions. 


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Opal Springs Passage     

The first full year of passage at Opal springs has gone by, in that time two runs of Steelhead and one run of Chinook Salmon have come into the Crooked through the ladder. Many other native fish species are benefiting from the ladder as well, such as northern pike minnows, mountain whitefish, redband trout, various suckers, and even kokanee. Being able to reach new habitat and have the option of swimming up or downstream, is key to the survival and genetic diversity of fish. 


        Currently over 40 steelhead have used the ladder! 03/02/2021

                         Currently 19,500 fish have used the ldder! 

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