Jackson-Frazier Wetland community meeting scheduled for January 2018

Jackson-Frazier Wetland boardwalk
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Benton County Natural Areas and Parks department will host a community meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 to present and discuss the Jackson-Frazier Wetland Long Term Restoration Plan.

The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM in Cafeteria Room 49 at Cheldelin Middle School, 987 NE Conifer Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330.

The Long Term Restoration Plan seeks to increase and preserve the diversity, functions and values with the Jackson-Frazier Wetland conservation area. The primary goals identified are restoration of wetland hydrology and vegetation diversity, and increasing environmental education and outreach. These efforts are projected to start during summer 2018 and continue through 2022.

In January 2017, county staff assembled a technical team to perform topographic site analysis and develop a conceptual Long Term Restoration Plan. Technical team members from United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Greenbelt Land Trust, the City of Corvallis, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District and Oregon State University provided expertise and guidance on the proposed scope of work leading to large scale restoration at the Jackson-Frazier Wetland conservation area.