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Annual Wildlife Survey at Powell Butte Nature Park: Be Cautious of Survey Markers

Powell Butte Nature Park in southeast Portland offers a home to an abundant wildlife population, including rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, gray foxes, weasels skunks, bats, Bobcats,  coyotes, black-tailed mule deer, and many different species of birds.

Maintaining and continuously improving habitat for birds and other wildlife within the nature park while making trails easily accessible to park users is of key importance for the Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Water Bureau.

Pre-placed survey markersOne way park wildlife is researched and monitored in the nature park is through field surveys. During field visits, volunteers trained by Portland Parks & Recreation collect information. Markers help direct volunteers where to stand, observe, and count wildlife for the survey. The markers are located throughout the park, in the meadows, forested areas, and close to trail edges. Please don't disturb any markers.

Reminder to Be Safe
Wildlife and other data is collected throughout the year. Users are required to stay on the designated trail system for their safety and equine trail riders and mountain bikers must ride single file to be safe and to avoid damaging delicate trail edges.

The Portland Water Bureau and Parks & Recreation appreciate the public’s help in preserving and protecting the nature parks and all its inhabitants.


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