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This short video tells the Triple Creek restoration story in a nutshell, from the perspective of the restoration team, including the land stewards. You will also see a bird's eye view of the project! 

(Videography by Josh Duplechian, Senior Producer, Trout Unlimited)

The Triple Creek site is part of a 100-acre forested wetland complex that is hydrologically supported by flows from the Buckhorn Mountain drainages of Bolster and Thorp Creeks, which flow through an alluvial fan into Myers Creek. The wetland is located in a floodplain of Myers Creek, about 1.5 miles from Chesaw, WA. OHA is working with collaborative partners to restore the stream and wetland, to improve habitat and wetland function. Use the buttons at the top of the page to learn more about the project.


At the start of this project, the water of Myers Creek was not visible from the road at this location, being so far down in the incision trench. This spring, the water connected with its historic floodplain!


Plantings at Triple Creek early spring 2016

View this panorama as a 360 degree photosphere
("Before" photo taken in Myers Creek during low water, prior to construction)

Triple Creek in the news:

Collaborative Team Works to Restore Wetland
On the western toe of Buckhorn Mountain, in a place called Triple Creek, a rich wetland once thrived. A productive great blue heron rookery overlooked large beaver ponds teeming with trout. Myers Creek spilled over its banks, keeping the soils wet so that animals from all levels of life could flourish – from dragonflies to frogs to birds of prey. In the late 1990’s, an unusually heavy rain-on-snow event changed everything...