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:
Meadowscaping, Urban Watershed Mentors, Stormwater Demonstration Projects, Healthy Streams, Pollinators, Native 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.