Forested and spruce swamp restoration on the Oregon Coast
Thursday October 6th @ 6:30pm
Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District
2129 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365
The public is invited to a talk by Jake Robinson to learn about forested wetland and spruce swamp restoration at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday October 6th, 2016 at 6:30 pm in Newport. The meeting will be held in the public meeting room at the Central Lincoln PUD building, located at 2129 N Coast Hwy in Newport, across from the Safeway complex. Refreshments will be served.
Estuaries and wetlands along the Oregon coast have been altered during the past 150 years by diking, draining and conversion to agriculture or development. Over 90% of tidal marshes and swamps have been lost in the process. These areas are vital habitat for countless species and also dampen flood and storm effects, trap sediment, sequester carbon and provide nutrients to lower estuaries and the ocean.
Jake Robinson of Yankee Creek Forestry has been practicing forestry since 2001. His work has involved everything from cruising to cutting, planning to planting. In addition to working as a private contractor serving small, non-industrial private forest landowners, he has also worked with a variety of agencies and NGO’s including South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Northwest Natural Resource Group, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Lomakatsi Restoration Project and several watershed councils.
Jake’s presentation will focus on an innovative use of forest byproducts in an ecological restoration project, and combining upland forest work with wetland restoration.
We hope you can join us on October 6th.