Case Study: Restoring a natural area in Hood River

Columbia Riverkeeper works with people in dozens of communities—from rural to urban—who share the same goals: Protect the health of their families and the places they love. 


Case Study: Restoring a natural area in Hood River

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Students at Nichols Natural Area.

Riverkeeper and partners are restoring a natural area along Hood River’s rapidly developing waterfront. Riverkeeper holds a conservation easement to protect nearly three acres of riparian habitat near the confluence of the Columbia and Hood rivers. This abandoned industrial site, called Nichols Natural Area, can once again team with life. In 2015, Riverkeeper agreed to hold a conservation easement to protect the land after Friends of the Hood River Waterfront challenged a cable park development. The City of Hood River purchased the land and Riverkeeper is leading the restoration efforts. Read more about the Nichols Natural Area and the diverse team making it green again. 

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