Pixieland - Salmon River Estuary Restoration

2007-present wetland restoration sign

This project is part of an overall plan to restore the Salmon River estuary.

Pixieland is the site of a former amusement park located in the Salmon River estuary east of the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 18. The site is now under the ownership of Siuslaw National Forest. Phase I restoration efforts removed all of the remaining infrastructure and graded the site to historic marsh elevations.

Phase II restoration efforts are underway and involve regrading of the marsh surface, reestablishment of stream channels, removal of invasive plants and planting of native trees, shrubs, and grasses. There are also plans to reconnect Fraser Creek east of Highway 101 with its historical channel west of the highway with the installment of a bridge.

Our partners for this project include the Oregon Department of State Lands, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Community Services Consortium and Oregon Department of Transportation. Visit the Twitter feed for more information and updates.

For a more comprehensive look at this project, watch the television piece created by OPB's "Oregon Field Guide" which aired in 2011.

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