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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Fanno Creek

Natural areaThe City of Portland includes only the most urbanized, upper reaches of the Fanno Creek Watershed. Along the Fanno mainstem and tributaries within the city, patches of forested riparian and headwaters habitat remain in natural condition. Acquisition opportunities include enlarging and connecting existing natural area sites, and protecting riparian corridors and headwaters.

Regional goal:

Complete a continuous greenway trail from the Tualatin River into a highly urbanized, "walker-challenged" area of Portland, and further protect water quality along Fanno Creek and its tributaries.

Special Status Habitats*

  • Wetlands
  • Interior forest

 Important habitat features:

  • Seeps and springs

*Special Status Habitats include habitat types that have been recognized by state and federal agencies or organizations as being ecologically important. Portland's Special Status Habitats include "Strategy Habitats" identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy that are found in Portland: herbaceous wetlands, upland prairie and native grasslands, oak woodlands, interior forests (especially late successional conifer forests), bottomland hardwood forest, and riparian habitat.