Presentation Title

Restoring Portland Harbor

Presenter(s) Information

Lauren SenkyrFollow

Start Date

5-2-2018 1:50 PM

End Date

5-2-2018 2:00 PM

Abstract

The Portland Harbor Superfund site is a highly contaminated, industrialized section of the Willamette River (RM 1 to 11.8) that provides important habitat for potentially injured fish and wildlife including Pacific salmon and lamprey, piscivorous birds such as bald eagle and osprey, shorebirds such as spotted sandpiper, and water-dependent mammals such as mink and river otter. The Portland Harbor Trustee Council is working to plan and carry out actions that will restore injured resources in Portland Harbor. During summer 2016, the Trustee Council published a restoration plan that proposes an integrated habitat restoration approach, which will restore habitat for a suite of fish and wildlife species and prioritize restoration within the urban harbor. To date, construction has started at 3 restoration projects that aim to restore injured resources in Portland Harbor: 1) Alder Creek Restoration Project- constructed in 2014 and 2015 by Wildlands, Inc.; 2) Linnton Plywood Restoration Project – RestorCap began building demolition in fall 2017 and plans to complete habitat construction in 2018; and 3) Rinearson Creek Natural Area – Falling Springs began habitat construction summer 2017 and will complete the project in 2018. This talk will provide updates on these 3 projects, share monitoring results where available, and describe the Trustee Council’s plans for ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and stewardship.

Subjects

Environmental policy, Habitat restoration

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25658

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Feb 5th, 1:50 PM Feb 5th, 2:00 PM

Restoring Portland Harbor

The Portland Harbor Superfund site is a highly contaminated, industrialized section of the Willamette River (RM 1 to 11.8) that provides important habitat for potentially injured fish and wildlife including Pacific salmon and lamprey, piscivorous birds such as bald eagle and osprey, shorebirds such as spotted sandpiper, and water-dependent mammals such as mink and river otter. The Portland Harbor Trustee Council is working to plan and carry out actions that will restore injured resources in Portland Harbor. During summer 2016, the Trustee Council published a restoration plan that proposes an integrated habitat restoration approach, which will restore habitat for a suite of fish and wildlife species and prioritize restoration within the urban harbor. To date, construction has started at 3 restoration projects that aim to restore injured resources in Portland Harbor: 1) Alder Creek Restoration Project- constructed in 2014 and 2015 by Wildlands, Inc.; 2) Linnton Plywood Restoration Project – RestorCap began building demolition in fall 2017 and plans to complete habitat construction in 2018; and 3) Rinearson Creek Natural Area – Falling Springs began habitat construction summer 2017 and will complete the project in 2018. This talk will provide updates on these 3 projects, share monitoring results where available, and describe the Trustee Council’s plans for ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and stewardship.