Oak Savannah at the Sandy River Delta

This is a non-Confluence resources. Thank you to the SRWC!

Learn more about why restoration is such an important part of this scenic area with Bill Weiler, Stewardship Education Coordinator with the Sandy River Watershed Council.

Key terms:

– Sandy River: Naturally flowing waters beginning at a Mt. Hood glacier and ending at the Columbia River.
– Delta: A landform that is created where a river flows into a slower-moving body of water, like the Columbia River. Sediment builds up over time to create one or many landforms, and these can change shape due to flooding or drought.
– Habitat: An animal or plant’s home.
– Watershed: An area of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers.
– Restoration: Rebuilding the habitats of native fish, wildlife, and plants so that they can thrive!
– Oak Savannah: A type of woodland-grassland ecosystem where oak trees grow far apart enough for grasses to grow around them, making the trees look scattered or dotted in a grassy field or meadow.

Thank you to our Delta Partners and Funders:
U.S. Forest Service
Friends of the Sandy River Delta
Friends of Trees
Oregon Wildlife Foundation
National Forest Foundation
Wildlife Conservation Society
and to all of our volunteers!

Learn more about the Sandy River Delta at: https://sandyriver.org/projects/sandy-river-delta-restoration/

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