Metro and Portland establishing a new protected wildlife area

Metro and Portland establishing a new protected wildlife area

Metro and the City of Portland are joining together to protect 54 acres of wildlife habitat near the Columbia Slough.

The Broadmoor natural area acquisition is a partnership among Metro, the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation, which will manage the site as a natural area.

The purchase price for the land, $530,400, was split three ways between Metro's $227 million natural areas bond measure that was passed in 2006, Portland's allocation from that bond measure and Portland's Environmental Services' Grey to Green initiative.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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