At the Aumsville Wetlands in Marion County, Oregon, land managers are interested in creating hydrological conditions suitable for establishing a diverse mosaic of wetlands (shrub-scrub and forested wetland community). The county intends to restore the biodiversity of this former rock quarry site through the removal of exotic weeds and the planting of native vegetation (7). The focus of this study is on the potential availability of salmon habitat, at the Aumsville Wetlands. We performed a preliminary water quality assessment as a first step in understanding the suitability of this site as salmon habitat. Specifically we tested for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, silica, and Phosphate and Nitrate levels (see methods). Accurate water quality measurements are important for understanding the suitability of this site as salmon habitat. We also looked at physical characteristics of the site, accessibility to Porter Creek, the water connectivity, fish species most likely to utilize the habitat as well as the time of year in which they would inhabit the site.