Elk Rock Island: Restoring Oak Woodland
April 19, 2011
Noon to 1 pm
Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW Fifth Ave.
Mark G. Wilson (PP&R), Claire A. Puchy (BES), Mary Bushman (BES), and Marissa Dorais (PP&R) from the City of Portland Parks' City Nature and Environmental Services’ Willamette Watershed & TEES Program Elk Rock Island, a 14 acre Natural Area Park owned and managed by the City Nature Division of Portland Parks & Recreation, is located in the Willamette River just offshore from Milwaukie. The island’s Oregon white oak woodlands and short-grass prairies contain plants uncommon in Portland and provide habitat for wildlife including bald eagles and peregrines that nest nearby.
BES generously provided initial funding and PP&R│BES staffs are working together on long term site restoration and stewardship activities. The genesis of the project was PP&R’s Natural Area Ecosystem Management Plan and Portland’s Watershed Management Plan. The on-going work is a unique intra- bureau effort to achieve common goals of conserving and restoring special status habitats and associated wildlife and plant species.
Videos of River Brownbags are posted at: http://www.portlandonline.com/ohwr/index.cfm?c=52507
City of Portland
Office of Healthy Working Rivers
1120 SW 5th Ave., Rm. 1000
Portland, OR 97204