Whiskey Creek Riparian Enhancement Project
In 2013, ODOT contracted with the HRWG to enhance 0.4 acres of riparian wetland to mitigate for wetland impacts from construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The mitigation project is located adjacent to Whiskey Creek and the Hood River on property owned by Columbia Land Trust. Restoration work required the eradication of reed canarygrass and blackberry and establishment of 800 native trees and shrubs. After three years of herbicide applications, planting, and mulching, the native plants are well on their way to improving habitat for native pollinators, birds, and wildlife.