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ODFW Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program

Big Island

About Big Island:

Project Proponent: McKenzie River Trust

Year Acquired: 2001

Conservation Values Protected: This site protects over 2 miles of conservation values which represent high quality examples of terrestrial or aquatic communities that contributes to the ecological viability of the McKenzie River watershed. Riparian gallery forests are an important conservation value, and Big Island has one of the largest and oldest intact forests on the lower McKenzie River. Old growth cottonwood stands that also contain 400-year old maple trees make up this active floodplain that is home to Oregon conservation strategy species like: beavers, Chinook salmon, Oregon chub, red-sided shiners, brook lamprey, northwestern salamanders, rough-skinned newts, red-legged frogs, Pacific tree frogs, western pond turtles, and many other types of wildlife. Big Island also protects valued wetlands, as described in Goal 5 Analysis for North 66th Street (Site S25), Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) dated May, 1992.

Acres: 92

Access: Not open to the public, scheduled tours only

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Contact us

Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Contact List (pdf)
ODFW Wildlife and Fish Biologist Contact List (pdf)

For more information

Contact Laura Tesler, Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Coordinator, Laura.Tesler@odfw.oregon.gov

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