Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Natural area acquisition will comprise 55% ($8.4 million) of Portland's local share spending. Acquisitions will be focused in Metro's regional target areas within the City of Portland (Columbia Slough, Forest Park connections, Johnson Creek, Tryon Creek, Fanno Creek, and Willamette Greenway) and in one local target area (Westside Wildlife Corridor). Acquisitions will be coordinated with Metro to supplement regional acquisitions within the city.
Acquisition of key natural areas implements the 2006 Natural Areas Acquisition Strategy, providing a connected system of wildlife habitat and connecting people with nature. Natural area acquisition also meets the goals of the 2005 Portland Watershed Management Plan: improving water quality, and restoring natural hydrology, physical habitat, and biological communities by protecting our green infrastructure.
General Acquisition Criteria
Four overall criteria for natural area acquisition were detailed: