Jackson-Frazier Wetland Long Term Restoration Project
The Jackson-Frazier Wetland Long-Term Restoration Project Phase 2 is underway. Thanks to funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), and partner support from US Fish & Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Greenbelt Land Trust, and City of Corvallis- Parks & Recreation. Mowing of the site to reduce woody brush from Rose, and invasive Reed Canary Grass, reduction of encroaching Ash trees, and selective herbicide treatments to eliminate noxious weed growth occurred through Summer-Fall 2018. During 2019 Benton County will lead discing of the site to reduce woody brush and nonnative grass, in addition to continued mowing and selective herbicide applications of noxious weeds.
Starting January 2017, the Benton County Natural Areas & Parks Advisory Board recommended that staff begin the recommended Phase 1: Jackson-Frazier Long Term Habitat Restoration Project.
The Phase 1 plan was developed by the technical team of Willamette Valley wetland scientists, managers, and consultants. The Phase 1 report completed in October 2017, provides solutions for major impacts to a large and significant wetland resource that were first documented by the State of Oregon 32 years ago- prior to county protection and stewardship.
During November 2017, community outreach on the proposed plan will be completed in addition to staff work to gain grant funding for Phase 2 implementation of the Phase 1 plan.
A community meeting occurred on January 18th, 2018 to share and learn about the Long Term Restoration Project! An interactive Community Open House at the Cheldelin Middle School, helped participants learn about the restoration work and provide ideas.
Download the full Phase 1 Report & Executive Summary in the documents links below.
Phase 2 of Jackson-Frazier Wetland Long Term Restoration project began in November 2017, with development of a proposal to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Restoration Grant Program.
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