Habitat Restoration

Habitat restoration is at the core of all the work we do, whether it’s in a forest, an urban garden, along a stream or on a farm.  In both the urban and rural areas, the District works with landowners to control invasive species, integrate native plants into the landscape, enhance wildlife habitat, and learn how to plan and implement conservation projects. The District pays particular attention to protecting, enhancing and expanding regionally significant habitats such as riparian, oak woodlands and savanna, meadow, wet prairie, upland forest and other wetlands/ponds.

Our habitat restoration efforts occur in urban and rural areas and may include the following programs:

MeadowscapingUrban Watershed Mentors, Stormwater Demonstration Projects, Healthy Streams, PollinatorsNative white oak woodlands and meadows, and Moorages & Marinas, and restoration of privately-owned natural areas.

We are currently working on a large habitat restoration project on Sauvie Island, the Sturgeon Lake Restoration Project.

 


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River View Cemetery Restoration Project

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District began working with River View Cemetery in 2012 to restore over 14 acres of forested land covered with highly invasive weeds such as English ivy and “Traveler’s Joy” […]

Native Species Spotlight-Pacific ninebark

Pacific ninebark (Physocarpus capitatus) is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family and native to the Pacific Northwest. The shrub is erect, but it can spread, and typically grows 8-10 feet tall and 4-7 feet […]

Pollinator Monitoring Community Science Program

The District encourages pollinator conservation by helping residents grow vibrant pollinator habitat on their land. Read more on our Planting for Pollinators and Pacific Northwest Urban Meadowscaping pages. To help you learn more about pollinator habitat […]

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