Reed College Canyon
Reed Canyon Enhancement Strategy
Reed Canyon, within the Reed College campus and the headwaters of Crystal Springs, is in dire need of invasive species management and enhancement. The extraordinary water quality bubbling up from the springs around the canyon is in stark contrast to the ailing plant community complexes that dominate the system. The native trees and shrubs that form the overstory of the Canyon are at risk of being eliminated from the system, if the non-natives are left to spread unchecked.
This document, in conjunction with the graphic plans, outlines a management strategy for restoring and enhancing the canyon to a self-sustaining, ecologically balanced condition.