The Terrestrial Ecology Enhancement Strategy (TEES) is part of the City of Portland’s Watershed Management Plan (PWMP), and is intended to help achieve the watershed health goals and objectives in the PWMP, particularly those for biological communities. Information about, and agreed‐upon conservation and restoration priorities for, terrestrial plant and animal species and habitats in Portland inform the ongoing implementation of the PWMP.
The main elements of the TEES include:
- Identification of priority plant and animal species and terrestrial habitats in need of protection, conservation and/or restoration
- Identification and prioritization of key management issues
- Recommendations for watershed‐specific objectives
- Identification of priority strategies and actions
- Selection of species and habitats to be monitored
- Guidance to city bureaus and citizens for improving habitat and addressing plant and wildlife management issues
This document provides information about nesting bird species in Portland and guidance that can inform habitat management decisions and in project timing, selection, design and maintenance. Intended audiences include: the Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation. Following these guidelines may minimize the chances of City activities (e.g., stream enhancement construction projects, invasive plant species removal and revegetation efforts) resulting in a “take” of nesting birds.