Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County's Prairie Conservation Strategy

The Framework of the Plan

The Benton County Prairie Conservation Strategy was developed to educate citizens and land managers about at-risk habitat and species in Benton County, and to provide voluntary long-term strategies for conservation on both public and private lands.

Download the Prairie Conservation Strategy (8 MB PDF)

The Strategy identifies prairie habitats and habitat attributes important to Benton County’s at-risk prairie species and identifies areas in the County where habitat enhancement and reintroductions would provide the most benefit to these species. In addition, the Strategy outlines how to apply the USFWS Recovery Plan for Prairie Species to threatened and endangered prairie species in Benton County and addresses habitat needs for local prairie species identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy.

The Prairie Conservation Strategy is:

  • A framework for voluntary prairie conservation activities in Benton County
  • Non-regulatory and non-binding
  • An appendix of the Benton County Prairie Species Habitat Conservation Plan

Jackson-Frazier Natural Area

Jackson-Frazier/Owens Farm


Date Location Local Prairie Related Events Link
May 7-15, 2011 Natural Areas Week of Celebration around Benton County Tours of natural areas across Benton County with prairie and oak habitat Event info coming soon
March 11, 2011 Corvallis/Benton Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis
False brome invasive grass workshop - Contact Debbie for more information Reservation required
October 26, 2010 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Corvallis/Benton Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis
Plants We Love, Plants We Hate!  Native plants, pollinators, and invasive plant forum hosted by Benton County Environmental Issues Advisory Committee (EIAC). Event info
April 28, 2010 Corvallis/Benton Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis
Prairie species lecture. Botanists from Institute for Applied Ecology provided info on native prairie plants and the invasive species that threaten local Natural Areas. Native plant information handout
Date Location HCP Prairie Conservation Strategy Event Link
June 2009 -- Benton County Prairie Conservation Survey Survey Results

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