The Jordan/Alder Watershed is a 2,459-acre watershed located in southwest Oregon immediately west of Canyonville in Douglas County. This watershed--a portion of the O'Shea Creek HUC6, or sixth-field watershed--lies within the bounds of the South Umpqua River HUC5, or fifth-field watershed. Jordan Creek is a tributary to the South Umpqua River immediately downstream of the City of Canyonville, while Alder Creek is a tributary of Jordan Creek. The South Umpqua River bounds the watershed on the north.
The purpose of this watershed assessment is to identify habitat restoration opportunities that will facilitate the return and sustainability of anadromous fish to Jordan and Alder creeks. This assessment identifies current habitat limitations and recommends corrective actions. The action recommendations are prioritized by potential benefit to salmonids in the Jordan/Alder Watershed.