East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
It’s been about two and half years since the Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia Gorge. Since then, there has been a lot of native plant regrowth and wildlife recovery in the burn zone! Many volunteers and several organizations have been working to repair trails, control invasive weeds and make roads and recreation areas safe.
EMSWCD has been working with State Parks and the US Forest Service to control priority invasive weeds and to prevent them from establishing in these sensitive areas. Here are some sketches from work in the field today. We even saw a pika!
Illustration by our Rural Conservation Specialist and in-house illustrator Jon Wagner!