Restoration & Management
The information presented here is based on a variety of sources including the findings of several EPA funded research projects conducted in the West Eugene Wetlands area between 2006 and 2013, extensive literature reviews, and lessons learned over nearly two decades of on-the-ground experience by the West Eugene Wetlands Mitigation Bank (now Coyote Prairie North Mitigation Bank).
With the exception of wetland prairie habitats that have been displaced by urban uses or roads and are unlikely to ever be restored, many other former wetland prairie areas and remnants possess high potential for restoration or enhancement.
Building on lessons learned locally in Oregon and Washington and on applied research and practice from prairie restoration efforts in the Midwest, we are confident that much of the information presented here can be applied to other types of open habitats such as upland prairie and savanna and to areas elsewhere in the United States containing similar habitats. We present these lessons learned in the Pacific Northwest so they can be successfully replicated.