Find a Trail.
INTERESTED IN GETTING OUTDOORS?
DO YOU LIKE TO EXPLORE TRAILS AROUND CORVALLIS?
NEED A MAP OF TRAILS THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS?
We have the answer for you! The Right Trail (therighttrail.org) is a website that has recently launched, showcasing all of the public trails in Benton County. Come, explore the website and learn about new trails for you and your family to enjoy!
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The Right Trail was developed through a partnership between Benton County Natural Areas and Parks, City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department, Greenbelt Land Trust, and OSU College Forests. For three years these stakeholders have worked to establish funding and launch this important trails website, along with additional trail managers throughout Benton County.
|Nov. 16||Volunteer Seeding Project|
|Dec. 7||Winter Planting @ Owens - CANCELLED|
|Dec. 11||Conversation with Author Dylan Tomine|
|Dec. 13||Holiday Open House|
|Dec. 15||Volunteer Workday @ Bald Hill Farm|
The Greenbelt blog is updated twice monthly featuring musings, wanderings, and insight from hosted writers on the natural world.
A Willamette Future
November 15, 2013
"Humans have hunted black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elk in the bottom-land hardwood forests and open grasslands along the shores of the Willamette River, dug camas bulbs from wet prairies in the river floodplains, collected freshwater mussels from the River sediments, and harvested steelhead trout and Chinook salmon from some of its fast-flowing tributaries for thousands of years. More recently, we built cities next to the Willamette River, constructed massive dams in some of its most important tributaries, heavily rocked miles of shoreline embankments, filled-in many of the River’s numerous side channels and sloughs, and discharged industrial pollutants and urban sewage along many of its reaches." (Excerpt - read post HERE).
Greenbelt Land Trust is proud to announce a new conservation acquisition along the Willamette River that has permanently protected important habitat for species including Chinook salmon, cutthroat trout, Pacific lamprey, and western pond turtles and build onto an extended network of conserved lands along the River.
This 61 acre property is adjacent to Horseshoe Lake, a 200 acre conservation property that Greenbelt Land Trust permanently protected in 2012, consisting of Willamette River frontage near Albany, Ore., that benefits fish and wildlife identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy. The property consists of 35 acres of riparian forest abutting the Willamette River and 26 acres of actively farmed cropland.
“This property exemplifies some of the best river-bottom habitat along the Willamette River. Bald eagles perch on the stately cottonwoods that tower above the River, while beavers paddle amongst a marsh thicket of willows. This new acquisition will allow Greenbelt to expand the gallery forest and allow natural processes to once again shape this dynamic habitat.” – Matt Blakeley-Smith, Greenbelt Land Trust Restoration Manager.
With this addition to Horseshoe Lake the footprint of conservation in this region now totals over 1,700 acres of protected lands, including Truax Island, Half Moon Bend Landing, Riverside Landing, Tripp Greenway, Bowers Rock State Park, and the land trust’s easement on a nearby 200 acre floodplain property.
This property was acquired in strong partnership with the family of Joyce Carnegie.
Read a recent Gazette Times article on the acquisition HERE!
Greenbelt Land Trust
101 SW Western
PO Box 1721
Corvallis, OR 97339