Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Urban Restoration Conference

In January, I presented “Tryon Creek Restoration Monitoring” at the 8th Annual Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium. The UERC is a consortium of various agencies interested in sharing urban ecosystem research in the Portland/Vancouver area. I highlighted the history of Tryon Creek and the collaborative movement to improve fish passage conditions at the Highway 43 Culvert. (In August of 2008, the culvert was modified to make entry and passage through the culvert a little easier).

There were 20 presenters and an audience of about four hundred people participating. I learned of the many efforts in our region by various agencies, both public and private. These programs contribute to the health of natural areas and develop ways to integrate the landscape with urban use.

Submitted by Brook Silver.

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