Public Comment Open for Howard Buford Recreation Area (aka Mt. Pisgah)


Lane County Parks Division seeks public input on its Draft Habitat Management Plan for Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA aka Mt. Pisgah).

The Parks Division initiated habitat management planning and received public input between 2008 and 2011, assisted by Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah and an inter-agency Technical Advisory Group.  More recently, funding was secured to finish the plan and Lane County Parks Division seeks public input on the Draft Habitat Management Plan. Read More…

OPEN HOUSE ON DRAFT HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN

  • When: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25
  • Where: Harris Hall Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene

Public Tours

Two tours to explain the plan are slated for June 1 and June 8

SunsetFromPisgah-10-08-2015-webresJune 1 Tour: North Buford Park Habitat Management Planning :Tour the northern portion of Buford Park and learn about habitat management planning and how you can participate in the process. Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah’s Stewardship Coordinator, Jason Blazar, will lead a 1.5 mile loop hike with 800 feet of elevation gain and loss through recently enhanced oak savanna and other habitat types. This tour will showcase the impact of the Friends’ work to date, with a discussion of the desired future conditions and historic conditions, as well as what steps are needed to achieve the desired state. Participants will also learn about the current Habitat Management Planning process and the public comment period.

Meadowlark TourJune 8 Tour: Meadowlark Prairie and Habitat Management Tour: Tour the eastern portion of Buford Park and learn about habitat management planning and how to participate in the process. Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah’s Stewardship Coordinator, Jason Blazar, will lead a 1.5-2 mile loop hike through the Meadowlark Prairie. Jason will highlight accomplishments from phase 1 of the Meadowlark project as well as objectives for phase two. This tour will include a discussion of the desired future conditions and historic conditions of the area, as well as what steps are needed to achieve the desired state. Participants will also learn about the current Habitat Management Planning process and and how to get involved through the public comment period. More details: www.bufordpark.org/tours

Full plan: www.lanecounty.org/parks

Register Guard Article (5/23/16): http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34391668-75/lane-county-seeks-public-feedback-on-long-term-management-plan-for-howard-buford-recreational-area.html.csp