Luke McGuff MEH defense, Aug 14 3pm, Douglas 103

Date: Thursday, August 14

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Douglas Classroom 103, Douglas Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture

Title: Restoration Management Plan for North Beach Park.

North Beach Park is a nine-acre ravine park and natural area in Northwest Seattle. It was purchased in small parcels by the city starting in 1970. The last parcel was purchased in the mid-90s. It was a heron rookery in 2003, but was neglected until restoration began in 2011. North Beach Park contains a mixture of wetlands and slopes, is surrounded by private property, and has multiple stakeholder issues. The “Restoration Management Plan for North Beach Park” looks at the individual habitat management units of the park and the state of the restoration effort in them. It lays out plans for continuing restoration, delineating whether volunteers, forest stewards, Parks Department Natural Area Crew, or privately-contracted crews can do the work. The management plan will suggest a number of techniques, depending on the level of invasiveness and the geography of the habitat management unit. We will also look at the history of the park and the history of the restoration.

Committee: Kern Ewing(chair), Sarah Reichard, and Jim Fridley

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