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Plate Revenue Supports Major Projects

Removal of campsites and a paved parking lot at Humbug Mountain State Park and placement of large wood in Brush Creek improved habitat for five kinds of migratory fish.
Tryon Creek Natural Area
Placement of large wood structures in the streambed at Tryon Creek Natural Area will create pools that provide improved fish habitat.
Plate funds paid for habitat improvements at Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
Completed projects
OPRD is spending more than $500,000 in salmon plate revenue from July 2005 to June 2007. A few of the completed projects salmon plate money has supported are:
  • Removal of campsites and asphalt parking areas, and the placement of large woody debris in Brush Creek within Humbug Mountain State Park near Port Orford.
  • Placement of large woody debris in Rock Creek near its confluence with the Grande Ronde River in Hilgard Junction State Recreation Site.
  • Invasive species control in Valley of the Rogue State Recreation Area, Wallowa Lake State Recreation Area, Succor Creek State Natural Area and several Willamette River Greenway parks and parcels.
  • Interpretive services at Nehalem Bay and Milo McIver state parks.

Many projects under way
  • Dredging of Calapooia River and redesign of dam at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Area to improve stream flow and allow fish passage.
  • Addition of rock wall barbs along Willamette River to slow bank erosion.
  • Stream improvements to promote fish passage at Cape Blanco State Park near Port Orford, Munson Falls State Natural Area near Tillamook, Tryon Creek Natural Area in Portland, Milo McIver State Park near Estacada, and Stub Stewart State Park near Banks;
  • Natural resource studies and planning at Elijah Bristow State Park near Eugene, in Columbia River Gorge parks and in the Wapato access point in the Willamette River Greenway.
  • Continued invasive species control at many parks.