Alder Creek Farm

Project Description

Alder Creek Farm (Farm) is a 54.22 acre former dairy farm located just west of the City of Nehalem. History Prior to western settlement, his property would likely have included wet prairie grasslands, seasonal and permanent freshwater and estuarine wetlands, and forests of Sitka spruce, Western Red cedar, western hemlock, Red alder, and Big leaf and Vine maple . The original land grant for the property was made in 1888. In the 1930s and 40s, the lower end of Alder Creek was diked on the south end of the property to keep tidal water off the farmland. In addition, deep drainage ditch...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Tillamook County, OR
Project Size:
  • 50.75 acres

Project Sites

  • Alder Creek Farm

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    To protect and steward land for the benefit of all species in the Lower Nehalem River Watershed/Neahkahnie Mountain region.
  • Public Benefit

Consistent With Plans:

  • State Wildlife Action Plan
  • Watershed Plan
  • Land Trust Strategic Conservation Plan

Targeted Habitats:

  • Human Habitats
  • Shrublands and Grasslands
    • Grasslands
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
    • Forested or Shrub Wetlands and Swamps
    • Lowland Riparian Forests and Shrublands
      • Coastal and Valley Lowland Riparian Forest and Shrubland
    • Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands

Targeted Species:

  • Coho Salmon - Oregon Coast Oncorhynchus kisutch pop. 3
  • Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Restoration of water composition/mixing (saltwater back to freshwater and vice versa) Completed 2006 2009
Plant native trees and/or shrubs, herbs, forbs, grasses In Progress 2005 2012
Education In Progress 2003 2020
Water monitoring ---- 2004 2015
Vegetation monitoring ---- 2004 2015

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions for Similar Activities
Do not yet have enough monitoring data to reach conclusions

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Unaffiliated

Managing Organization

Lower Nehalem Community Trust
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

General Information

Project #: 4159
Last Updated: February 09, 2010

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