Restoration

As part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process, the Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council is exploring restoration opportunities. The goal of restoration is to return injured natural resources and services to the condition they would have been in if no contamination had occurred. Restoration actions will improve habitat conditions along the lower Willamette River, its shorelines, floodplain, and river-associated habitats, focusing on the most important habitat needs of injured fish and wildlife.

The Trustee Council has identified a preliminary list of potential restoration opportunities in the Portland Harbor area.  You can read about the 44 potential projects they have identified here

In July 2012 the Trustee Council released a draft Restoration Plan and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.  You can access a copy of the plan here.

For more information about restoration in Portland Harbor, click here.