West Multnomah County is fortunate to have a large amount of lush native forest land. These forests support a wide array of wildlife, keep our streams flowing strong and cool, and store carbon to improve air quality. Thinning a crowded forest will improve the health of the stand and the habitat.
Our Forest Conservationist, Michael Ahr, can help you design a stewardship plan to restore forest health and offer free technical advice on how to control invasive weeds such as English ivy, scot’s broom, and Armenian blackberry, which can displace trees and native plants.
You may also be interested in technical advice on making your home and woods “fire-safe,” enhancing wildlife habitat, maintaining forest roads and stream crossings, and increasing your land’s profitability. If you want to create or improve streamside areas in your woods, visit the Healthy Streams page.
Our focus in the woods fall into these general categories:
Do you have native white oak on your property or would you like to plant one or more? Check out this great flyer on Native Oaks in Your Landscape.
We’ve prepared a new video on how to plant tree seedlings – Click on the image to view.
If you’re interested in learning more on your own about how to manage your woods, check out the Know Your Forest website.
Another great organization and resource is the Woodland Fish & Wildlife Group.
Read more about management planning for your woodland area here.
For more information on the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative, click here, and to speak with our Forest Conservationist, Michael Ahr, contact him at 503.238.4775, ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.