Goals and Desired Future Conditions

People use nets at the Millrace outfall into the Willamette River to capture and survey fish.

WRNA Goals and Desired Future Conditions



WRNA Goals

  1. Preservation, Restoration, and Management of Target Habitats
  2. General Wildlife Habitat Enhancements
  3. Ongoing Maintenance and Management
  4. Visitor experience, Academic uses, and Access
  5. Monitoring and Research

Each of the WRNA Landscape Management Plan’s goals includes a set of measurable objectives that direct site activities.  Each objective includes a set of recommended actions that specify how to achieve the objective. 

Details in the full WRNA Plan

Desired Future Conditions

WRNA Map of DFCs

The WRNA Landscape Management Plan names several Desired Future Conditions (DFCs) for the natural area. These provide a descriptive long-term vision and foundation for the condition of the site and its target habitats and species. DFCs are “intended as guidelines and should be applied with flexibility within an adaptive management framework.” 

The Landscape Management Plan specifies DFCs for the following habitats:

  • Flowing water and riparian forest
  • Upper-terrace mixed woodland
  • Grasslands (including upland prairie, wetland prairie, and oak savanna)​​​​​​

The Plan also details DFCs for the following:

  • Trails and paths
  • Visual and physical access to the river
  • Research, monitoring, and field experiments
  • Designated educational spaces
  • User amenities and signage 

Details in the full WRNA Plan