Hopkins Forest Wetland Restoration
Oregon City, Oregon
Cascade designed a wetland habitat restoration project at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest, located in the Lower Molalla River watershed. The project, which was constructed in the summer of 2018, restored the 0.45-acre site to a high-functioning wetland, creating habitat for amphibians and other wetland-related species. Habitat enhancement activities included creating two emergent wetland areas, adding woody debris to an existing open water area, placing woody debris and rock piles in adjacent terrestrial areas, and removing invasive plants and establishing native vegetation throughout the site. The site will support future educational and monitoring activities.
Cascade assisted Forests Forever with securing project funding through an OWEB grant and matching funds, conducting engineering and restoration design, obtaining permits, and producing construction documents, including grading and planting plans.