Natural Areas in Eugene
In Eugene, we are graced with several thousand acres of publicly-owned natural area. There are over 3,000 acres of wetlands, over 30 miles of creeks and waterways, and over 2,000 acres of upland forests, prairies, and savannas. These areas support a wide diversity of plants and wildlife, including many endangered and rare species. These areas also provide valuable ecosystem services such as water quality enhancement, flood control, soil stabilization, and many other important functions that benefit our community.