EWEB Roosevelt Operations Center Wetland Mitigation Site, Eugene
The Eugene Water and Electric Board’s mitigation project transformed 14 acres of historically degraded wetlands at their 52-acre operations center in west Eugene through restoration, creation and enhancement efforts. The project area is located within the West Eugene Wetland Conservation Planning Area.
Approximately 10.5 acres of the project are to mitigate for wetland fill impacts from construction of the EWEB facility, and another 3.5 acres are avoided wetlands that have been voluntarily enhanced.
The mitigation project has greatly improved habitat diversity and native vegetation on this site, as well as provided opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about wetlands through a walking path and interpretive signage.
See news release for more information.