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Half Moon Bend Riparian Restoration

Half Moon Bend Landing is an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) Willamette River Greenway property in Benton County, located along the mainstem Willamette between Albany and Corvallis. The 137-acre property includes 27 previously farmed acres that have not been cultivated for many years. These acres have converted to persistent perennial weeds, creating a void in the surrounding intact bottomland floodplain forest. The project will reestablish 27 acres of riparian forest, reduce habitat fragmentation, improve water quality, and increase food and habitat complexity for juvenile salmonids. WRI funds will be used to control invasive plants, reestablish native vegetation and provide a demonstration of a range of practices suitable for similar parcels in the Willamette Floodplain.

Story Type: 
WRI Funding Program: 
Project Type: 
Invasive Weed Control,
Floodplain Forest restoration
Size of project site in acres: 
27
Project Partners: 
Oregon State University Extension Service
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
Private Landowners
Total project budget: 
$166,671
Total MMT funding: 
$82,024
Project start date: 
August 1, 2012
Estimated complete date: 
July 31, 2014
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