Nadaka Urban Forestry Service Learning Project

This Spring 2013, Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Nadaka and the City of Gresham are collaborating with Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) to develop and implement a service learning project at Nadaka.

With funding from the City of Gesham and East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, the Nadaka Urban Forestry Service Learning Project is providing education and technical training for eight RAHS students in the process of developing a laminated root rot assessment, tree removal and planting plan to treat the root infection in Nadaka Nature Park.

Project development by Audubon Society of Portland led the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to contract with Wolftree Inc. to provide hands on natural history training and technical skills to RAHS students in forest ecology, forest pathology, management, community relations and problem solving.  Goals for the tree removal and planting prescription are (1) decrease the risk of future hazard trees, (2) reduce the spread of laminated root rot, and (3) enhance wildlife habitat.  Additional project support is being provided by RAHS staff, Friends of Nadaka, Oregon Department of Forestry and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

Click here for more information on laminated root rot at Nadaka