Mt. Pisgah

Mt. PIsgah Arboretum

Lane County Commissioners heard Tuesday about a new management plan for Buford Park and Mount Pisgah. The plan provides a long-term strategy for habitat conservation.

Devon Ashbridge / Lane County

Vandals on joyrides have done damage to a parking area at a popular Lane county park and officials are at their wits end.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County has restricted access to Mount Pisgah because of fire danger.

Friends of Buford Park Mt. Pisgah

Conservation groups have acquired a 62-acre parcel near Mount Pisgah outside Eugene. The former gravel mine will be restored and protected as habitat for fish and wildlife.

Ecological Burn Planned at Buford Park

Sep 30, 2015
Mt Pisgah Arboretum

Prescribed ecological burns are planned at Mt. Pisgah near Eugene-Springfield over the next month, starting as early as Thursday.  

Springfield Will Not Expand into College View

Sep 16, 2015
Rachael McDonald

Neighbors who opposed Springfield's plans to expand into an area West of Mount Pisgah can breathe a sigh of relief. The City Council decided Monday not to increase the urban growth boundary into the controversial College View area.

Springfield City Councilors proposed new sites for urban growth — and did not include a contentious area near Mount Pisgah known as College View. The City's Anette Spickard says North Gateway and the Mill Race were chosen after extensive analysis.
 

Tiffany Eckert

Landowners, small farmers and urban park enthusiasts exercised their First Amendment rights today (Wednesday) with a march on Springfield City Hall. They want the city to immediately abandon plans to place an industrial zone near the entrance to one of the largest urban parks in the world…Buford Park. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was on the march route and has this story.

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Rachael McDonald

After outcry from neighbors of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah, Lane County has canceled large events at Emerald Meadows for 2015. Meanwhile it's gathering public input on how to manage such gatherings at County parks in the future.

If you see smoke coming from the northwest corner of Howard Buford Recreation Area —do not panic. Lane County is conducting a prescribed ecological burn-- weather permitting. The plan is to do it this afternoon [Thursday Oct. 2nd.]

The ecological burn will help preserve and restore prairie and oak savanna habitat at Howard Buford Park.Credit Mt Pisgah ArboretumEdit | Remove

Rachael McDonald

The City of Springfield's efforts to expand their Urban Growth Boundary to a rural area near Mount Pisgah have hit a snag. The largest landowners on Seavey Loop Road have changed their stance from neutral to opposed to the city's plans.

Bob Straub started acquiring land on Seavey Loop in the 1950s. The late Oregon governor's grandson manages the 56 acres with his sisters.

Straub: "My grandfather liked the idea of preserving the land for farming use. He always felt a close connection to the farming community."

Rachael McDonald

Residents near Mount Pisgah are opposed to a plan by the City of Springfield to increase its Urban Growth Boundary. The group "No Industrial Pisgah" is meeting with two state lawmakers this week to find out if there's a way to prevent the UGB expansion.