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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Sunstone Montessori School Stormwater & Garden Improvement Project

West Multnomah SWCD is now working with Sunstone Montessori School in the John’s Landing neighborhood on a number of conservation projects.  Sunstone, an Oregon Green School, plans to use the Conservation District’s assistance to install […]

Native Species Spotlight – Northern red-legged frog

Interested in amphibians native to Portland? Meet the northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora aurora). Besides hopping around our neck of the woods, you can see them in other  coastal regions between Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, […]

Soil School

We had another fantastic Soil School event, despite the predicted high winds – thank you to everyone who attended this year and to our skilled and engaging speakers who made every session exciting!  Our presenters […]

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