Community Feedback Sought for Witham Hill Park Management Plan

A public in-person meeting has been scheduled to share the Witham Hill Natural Park Management Plan final draft – which can be viewed here – for next Thursday, Aug. 4. The goal of the meeting is to inform the Corvallis community of the plan that has already been developed for the park’s management, as well as to gather final feedback and answer questions from the community.  

Feedback shared at this meeting will inform Corvallis Parks and Recreation staff as they prepare the final document.  

According to a press release from the city, native oak habitats at Witham Hill Natural Park (WHNP) have degraded overtime “due to fire suppression, the encroachment of Douglas-fir, bigleaf maple, and sweet cherry, and the establishment of invasive species.” The park allegedly presents an opportunity for the city to conserve and restore a priority Willamette Valley habitat “while providing significant recreational and educational opportunities to the community.” 

The meeting will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Community Room, located on 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr. For more information, contact Parks Operations Specialist Emily Day at emily.day@corvallisoregon.gov 

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