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Watershed Restoration Resources

Want to enhance wildlife habitat in your backyard? Organize a group of neighbors to clean up the creek around the corner? Click on the links below for resources that can help you achieve these goals. Feel free to call the Watershed Resource Center at 503-823-2862 to seek guidance over the phone, or stop in during open hours.
  • Technical Assistance Providers

    Seek help from in developing a plan for your property.
  • Technical Reference Links

    Just looking for more information or a quick answer to a watershed question? Check here.
  • WRC Tool Checkout

    Information about tools available from the WRC for watershed restoration projects.
  • Funding

    List of grant opportunities open to local landowners and/or stewardship groups.
  • Native Plants

    Where to find them...nurseries and local plant sales.
  • Natural Gardening

    Information on how to support beneficial insects and wildlife, manage pests without chemicals, and more.
  • Referrals

    Contact the Watershed Center for the most up-to-date list of contractors who can help you remove invasives, plant natives, and/or manage stormwater.
  • Workshops & Training Programs

    Learn how to do it yourself (and then teach a neighbor!)

Partnering Organizations and Related Programs

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Watershed projects in your neighborhood West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Technical assistance and funding for native plants, erosion control, and other land management concerns. Staff assistance is prioritized especially toward larger acreage landowners, open tracts, and riparian landowners. OSU Master Watershed Steward Program Tualatin River Watershed Council

Online Native Plant Information

Naturescaping for Clean Rivers: How-to guide on native plant landscaping. Profiles many native plants. Register for a free workshop to learn more. Bosky Dell Natives, a plant nursery located just south of Portland. Scholls Valley Native Nursery Livingscape Nursery Other native plant nurseries in the Portland metro area Contact the WRC for assistance if you are looking for plants for a non-profit organization, community of faith, or a riparian landowner, as there may be assistance available. The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services has a native plant minigrant program for those who own property along a creek. Native Plant Society of Oregon - Portland chapter. Publishes Guidelines for Native Landscaping.

Gardening for Wildlife

Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation and protection of sensitive insect species, especially pollinators. Pacific Northwest Native Wildlife Gardening Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a program of Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland.

Native Plant Professionals maintains a list of landscape architects, designers and contractors who are versed in Naturescaping and native plants. Contact the WRC if you are looking for assistance in removing invasive plants from your property.

Native Plant Sales


Natural & Chemical-Free Gardening

Metro has a multitude of resources: