McKenzie Oxbow

The Natural Area Master Plan provided the City of Springfield with a long-term vision and management strategy for this environmentally sensitive area. The site is located on a portion of the McKenzie River that is hydrologically dynamic with outstanding habitat for salmonids, pond turtles, and other ecologically significant species. In addition to possessing high quality wetlands and riparian environment, the site houses groundwater wellfields that are critical to the community’s potable water supply. The Master Plan highlights the natural and human context of this site and provides the City of Springfield the means to assess environmental conditions to determine opportunities for conservation, enhancement, and appropriate uses of a unique 85-acre tract of land shaping the future of this special place and incorporating potential new uses without impeding the site’s existing uses or natural features.

Location:
Springfield, Oregon

Service Type:
Planning
Environmental Services

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