A part of the Goal 5 updates for Wasco County 2040 is to amend references from the National Wetland Inventory to the State Wetland Inventory.

Simultaneously, Planning staff is working on finalizing the TMDL implementation plans for several basins.  One of the strategies to improving water and habitat quality along these waterways is to promote planting shade trees.

At the Open House this Thursday, we will have several handouts on how to manage riparian areas on your property, including this brochure produced by the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) and the OSU Extension Office:


The WCSWCD has also provided the Planning Department with a list of recommended trees to plant in Wasco County for habitat and shade on creeks and rivers:

Recommended Shade Trees for Wasco County