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Reed Canyon Restoration


The lush 22-acre Crystal Springs Canyon that bisects Portland’s Reed College campus stands today as a true urban oasis. It’s all thanks to recent volunteer efforts by Reed’s staff, students, and neighbors who have transformed the canyon from an overgrown weed patch to a thriving micro-ecosystem and urban watershed. The canyon now sports restored salmon habitat, revitalized trails and renewed wetlands.

First Broadcast: 2004
Producer: Ed Jahn

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Reed Canyon Restoration Website
  • Get the latest updates on the restoration projects.
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Spotted Owl; Beneficial Insects; Reed Canyon Restoration

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1502
Original Broadcast: January 18, 2007