Western Multnomah County offers a bounty 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 and offset climate change.
We 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 out compete trees and native plants. Contact our Forest Conservationist, Michael Ahr, to get started: email@example.com or 503.238.4775, ext. 109.
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 Program page.
Our focus in the woods fall into these general categories:
- Forest Understory Vegetation Enhancement Project – with guides on understory monitoring and understory vegetation and soil
- Do you have Native Oaks in Your Landscape or would you like to plant one or more?
- Learn how to manage your woods at the Know Your Forest website.
- Woodland Fish & Wildlife Group has a number of useful resources.
- Read more about management planning for your woodland area.
- Want to know why the trees are dying? Read more here.
- Learn about the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative.