Smarter Floodplain Management
Helping Cities and Counties Choose Flood-, Fish-, and Farm-Friendly Approaches to Floodplain Management
In 2014, Willamette Partnership and its partners from The Freshwater Trust, City of Portland, and Portland State University started a collaborative effort to improve floodplain management for the benefit of farms, cities, and fish. Our group was awarded a National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant to build a toolbox that could help local governments manage their floodplains to reduce the risk of flooding and improve floodplain health.
Products of this work include:
This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (#69-3A75-14-242).
Generous support was also provided by Meyer Memorial Trust, MJ Murdock Memorial Trust, Bullitt Foundation, and the City of Portland. City of Portland, The Freshwater Trust, Wolf Water Resources, and Portland State University contributed to the development of these products.
Floodplain photos courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy