Oak woodland and prairie habitats and the many Oregonians who love them will benefit from more than $300,000 in funding recently approved by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
In early 2017, partners received a Small NAWCA Grant to restore wetlands at Rooster Rock State Park at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. Over the years, invasive plants have taken their toll on the native habitats. Starting this summer, partners will be planting 86,000 native plants to help reverse this trend.
Congratulations to Columbia Land Trust who recently received a grant from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Initiative. The land trust will use the funds to develop the East Cascades Oaks Partnership, which aims to raise awareness and promote conservation actions that will conserve imperiled white oak habitats. These habitats are especially important to neotropical migratory songbirds such as the Ash-throated Flycatcher and Nashville Warbler.
A piece of the Pacific Americas Flyway will be conserved for migratory birds and other wildlife, thanks to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT), Tillamook County and other partners. The Trust recently received a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant to conserve 33 acres of high-quality intertidal salt marsh and tidal channels at Botts Marsh in Nehalem Bay, Oregon.