Oaks Bottom Habitat Enhancement Project
Construction begins March 2020 on Oaks Bottom viewing platform
Find current information about construction and the future viewing platform.
Learn about the restoration work at the refuge
Between July and November 2018, The Bureau of Environmental Services together with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
- Replaced a culvert with a larger passage to improve fish passage and the flow of water between the Willamette River and the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.
- Excavated new channels and improved wetland habitat so young fish, including species listed as threatened or endangered, can use the calmer waters of the wetland to rest and find food.
- Removed invasive vegetation, such as purple loosestrife, and plant native seed within the construction footprint. Native plants were added in February 2019.
- Enhance opportunities for environmental education and interpretation of the refuge from the Springwater Trail with viewing platform overlooking the refuge.
Stefanus Gunawan,503-823-5759, Stefanus.Gunawan@portlandoregon.gov
An insider look at wildlife at Oaks Bottom
A detailed overview of the project