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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

Willamette Greenway

Natural areaThe Willamette Greenway represents the interface between the Willamette River and terrestrial habitats along its length. Heavily urbanized within the City of Portland, acquisition opportunities focus on remaining habitat patches and restoration opportunities. The oak escarpment that runs the length of Portland's east side is included in this target area.

Regional goal:

Protect fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, and scenic resources and improve public access to the river along the greenway from Wilsonville to the Multnomah Channel.

Special Status Habitats*

  • Bottomland hardwood forest
  • Floodplain wetlands
  • Oak woodlands

Important habitat features:

  • Shallow water sites
  • Confluence sites
  • Rock outcrops

*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.

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