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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

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1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Terrestrial Ecology Enhancement Strategy

Bald Eagle photoPortland's Terrestrial Ecology Enhancement Strategy (TEES)

In March 2006, Portland’s City Council approved the Portland Watershed Management Plan (PWMP) and the Framework for Integrated Management of Watershed Health (Framework). The documents established citywide goals and objectives for improving the health of Portland’s watersheds, including aquatic and terrestrial biological communities.

The PWMP gave high priority to developing and integrating a terrestrial component into watershed management, which led to the development of a Terrestrial Ecology Enhancement Strategy (TEES).

Use the links on the left to open the TEES Summary and TEES attachments.

The purpose of this effort is to have a common body of information and agree-upon priorities for conservation and restoration of terrestrial plant and animal communities in Portland.

The TEES effort focuses on the following:

  • Plant and animal species for protection, conservation and/or restoration
  • Key habitat types for protection, conservation and/or restoration
  • Key management issues
  • Watershed-specific objectives for biological communities in each of the City’s urban watersheds
  • Guidance to city bureaus and citizens for improving habitat and addressing plant and wildlife management issues
  • Identification and implementation of priority actions
  • Monitoring of key species and habitats over time to determine the trends in the health of biological communities