Upland Habitat Improvement

Chemical Treatment Before Planting

A healthy upland habitat with diverse native plant species provide better wildlife habitat.
Many upland areas in the Tualatin Watershed have been overrun with invasive plants. The most common non-native invasive plants are Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, and reed canary grass. These often create areas with a mono culture that do not support native wildlife.
Common methods of reducing non-native invasive species are mechanical cutting or chemical spraying followed by native plantings.

 

Planting Native Plants after Non-native were removed

 

Projects

Upland Restoration Project 2010 – 2011

This project increased native plant species composition to provide better wildlife habitat and provided improved wetland connection to an adjacent woodland area in the Christensen Creek sub-basin. Continue reading