Community Partner

Tryon Creek Watershed Council

First Advisor

Joseph Maser

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Environmental Management (MEM)


Environmental Science and Management


Watersheds -- Oregon -- Portland -- Tryon Creek, Watershed management, Ecosystem services, Watershed restoration




As the Tryon Creek Watershed Council (TCWC) continues to grow its organization, it is important to focus their efforts on lasting changes that most positively affect the watershed. The TCWC plays a community-appointed role as the binding element of agency and stakeholder partnerships throughout the Tryon Creek watershed by providing communication and cooperation. The watershed assessment aims to provide a compilation of existing data as well as an identification of data gaps and recommendations for future cooperative management of the watershed. Developing an understanding of the processes that shape the watershed can shed light on the status of measurable ecosystem resources, including the water quality and fish habitat, as well as measure the impacts of land management practices. An understanding of the role that restoration and protection play is important as the TCWC prioritizes future actions.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Environmental Management.

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