The Alder Creek NRDA Bank received its first credit release in 2015 and is scheduled to obtain the second credit release by the end of the year. Approximately 7,000 marsh plants were installed in 2015 and 33,000 trees and shrubs were planted in 2016. An additional 24,000 marsh plants and 25,000 trees and shrubs will be planted on the site this summer/fall.
Restored habitats on the site include shallow water, mudflat, intertidal marsh, scrub-shrub, riparian, and oak woodland which benefit the various salmon species found in the Willamette River as well as all other species that rely on the Willamette River or Multnomah Channel for at least a portion of their life. Credits can be used towards satisfying restoration obligations under NRDA in Portland Harbor.
Below is a snapshot of the progress we’ve made at Alder Creek. Check it out and let us know what you think.