The Little Butte Creek Watershed is located in the southern Cascade Range and extends from the top of Mt. McLoughlin to the Rogue River. The watershed comprises approximately 238,598 acres and includes land uses such as farming, forestry, and cattle grazing.
The City of Eagle Point is the only municipality within the watershed boundaries, although the rural communities of Lake Creek, Brownsboro, and Climax maintain their historic identity.
The Importance Of This Watershed
Little Butte Creek is vitally important to many segments of the Rogue Valley:
1) Native salmon and steelhead use Little Butte Creek and many of its tributaries during the critical spawning and rearing phases of the life cycle,
2) Agricultural production, since its water irrigates a large percentage of farms and orchards throughout the valley,
3) Medford Water Commission customers throughout the Rogue Valley who drink it after treatment.
The Little Butte Creek Watershed Council Mission Statement:
To improve and maintain the health, beauty, productivity, and quality of life of Little Butte Creek Watershed.