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Friends of Nadaka

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Master of Environmental Management (MEM)


Environmental Science and Management




Natural areas -- Oregon -- Gresham -- Management, Natural areas -- Public use -- Oregon -- Gresham




Nadaka 2023 is a management plan written for Nadaka Nature Park that aims to assess current conditions, define desired future conditions, and make recommendations to achieve those desired future conditions. Nadaka Nature Park is a publically owned nature area and park space located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood and bordering the Rockwood Neighborhood of Gresham, Oregon. Originally owned by the Camp Fire Organization, Nadaka was purchased in 1995 by the City of Gresham and opened to the public in 2001. Making up Nadaka is a 10 acre nature area and a 2 acre park space. The nature area consists of roughly 9 acres of mixed conifer broad-leaf forest and 1 acre of meadow. The park space consists of a nature play area, community gardens, covered picnic area, and backyard habitat display. While the park area is well maintained, the nature area is less so. For this reason, Nadaka 2023 focuses primarily on the nature area. Current and desired future conditions were assessed through communications with park managers and stewards, along with on the ground surveys. Current condition issues addressed in Nadaka 2023 are invasive and noxious vegetative species, laminated root rot, trail commissioning and decommissioning, signage, and the illicit use of Nadaka.


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A project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Environmental Management.

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