The Tryon Creek Watershed includes Tryon Creek State Natural Area as well as other smaller protected natural areas. Forested steep slopes dominate the watershed. Acquisition opportunities include enlarging and connecting existing natural area sites, and protecting riparian corridors and headwaters.
Acquire few key land parcels to complete the connection between existing public lands and Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Protect connections to adjacent watersheds to maintain important wildlife corridors.
Special Status Habitats*
- Bottomland hardwood forest
- Interior forest
Important habitat features:
- Headwater 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.