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Portland Water Bureau

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Bull Run Bobcat is a Grand Prize Winner

Portland Water Bureau staff keep a close eye on the Bull Run Watershed, a source of water for close to one million people daily.

The entire watershed has been managed under increasing levels of protection since it was established as a Forest Reserve in 1892. While the watershed is closed to the public it is home to more than 250 species of fish and wildlife.

2016 Trail Camera Photo Contest Grand Prize WinnerThis winter, staff conducted wildlife camera monitoring in the Bull Run and collected a great series of three photos of a bobcat walking up and across a log. 

The best of these just won the Grand Prize in a photo contest conducted by, a web site devoted to wildlife trail cameras. 

We’re proud to be featured and excited for the prize: an awesome wildlife trail camera we can use to continue our monitoring in the watershed.

Who knows who’ll cross our cameras next?


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