Appendix A Figure A2 Wildlife Corridor Aerial View — RVNA Management Plan September 2015 [Link]
ScienceHere we hope to have entries on for every project, field study, etc, being conducted in RVNA. This page is a work in progress.
Professor Paulette BierzychudekHow does a forest recover? Lewis & Clark (College) study of River View Natural Area may yield answers. [LINK]
Slides & Papers
Can the Persistent Seed Bank Contribute to the Passive Restoration of Urban Forest Fragments After Invasive Species Removal?, Hannah Clements and Paulette Bierzychudek, 12 pages, [0.5 MB PDF]
Changes in the plant community of River View Natural Area following removal of invasive plants, Paulette Bierzychudek, 9 slides, [4.4 MB PDF]
Professor Patrick EdwardsWe hear that professor Patrick Edwards at Portland State University teaches a 'Field Methods' class using RVNA from September to December. Details to come, naturally.
The Citizen Science Initiative (Vernal Pools?)FoRVNA is very interested in pursuing opportunities for citizen-based science. It's a nationwide program to engage community involvement from grade schoolers to seniors, and participate in, contribute to, document, quantify, and understand the dynamics of what ecology is going on at a study site.
For example, RVNA has some classic Vernal Pools, which serve as breeding grounds and nurseries -- for thousands of species worldwide.
See wikipedia page [LINK]
Winter 2018: FoRVNA is defining and determining the scope of a Citizen Science project.
LinksDeveloping vernal pool conservation plans at the local level using citizen-scientists [LINK]
Portland, Maine - a nice article look under 'salamander jelly'. [LINK]
For another example of a citizen science project, see Project Bud Burst. [LINK]
Note: Other Professors...Beth at L&C? Others?
Visit our Library of gov docs and environmental studies [HERE].