Explore Natural Areas

In Eugene, we are graced with several thousand acres of publicly owned natural area. There are over 3,000 acres of wetlands, over 30 miles of creeks and waterways, and over 2,000 acres of upland forests, prairies, and savannas. These areas support a wide diversity of plants and wildlife, including many endangered and rare species. These areas also provide valuable ecosystem services such as water quality enhancement, flood control, soil stabilization, and many other important functions that benefit our community.

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Natural Areas Assessment

In 2023, Eugene Parks and Open Space completed an assessment of the natural areas under their management. This assessment helps identify parks with larger areas of high quality and regionally important habitats, floodplains, and places to find solace in an urban setting. These data will be used to help prioritize management action, enhancement and restoration opportunities and gaps in our system and knowledge.

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