The goal of the mitigation plan is to increase diversity of plant and wildlife habitat on the site by establishing a native plant-dominated wetland habitat with a surrounding vegetative buffer. The mitigation plan was designed to alter the site's hydrology by capturing precipitation during the rainy season and modifying the existing pumping/drainage regime to allow increased water depth within the wetland basin. This creates an open water habitat in the winter and spring months.
Non-Estuary Partnership Projects
Habitat Restoration projects which are conducted by local restoration partners, and which no funds are contributed by the Estuary Partnership. Major restoration partners include CREST, the Columbia Land Trust, Ash Creek Forest Management, Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Washington and Oregon states, as well as several others. The Partnership attempts to maintain relevant information for these projects, however much of the project details still need to be acquired. For more detailed information about Habitat Restoration in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, visit the Partnership's Habitat Restoration web page at http://www.lcrep.org/habitat-restoration.
National Wildlife Refuge protected area
Restoration elements include removal of invasive plants, re-vegetation of wetland and shrub scrub plants. Site includes 45 acres and 1.2 miles of riparian edge restoration.