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| FEATURE

Enhancement Reclamation
Creates a Bridge Over
(historically) Troubled Waters
By Libby Morrison

THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY, like all
extractive natural resources industries,
is riddled with conflicts. Conflicts with
neighbors protesting, "Not in my backyard." Conflicts with those who don't
understand that hauling distance,
equals hauling cost; and therefore project cost. Environmental conflicts over
land, water and air. Therefore, given the
industry's history of contention and the
mounting environmental concerns of
today, it was particularly encouraging
to see leaders from the mining industry, conservation organizations, and
government agencies come together
and discuss a collaborative vision for
the future, and learn about a successful project with deep roots in the past.

The 1,305-acre Willamette Confluence
Preserve (located in Lane County,
Oregon) is owned by The Nature
Conservancy (TNC) but was once
owned by the family owned and operated Wildish Sand and Gravel, which
began in 1935. It was the company's
flagship property, producing some of
the first materials that shaped their
beloved Eugene and Springfield communities. In the early 1970s, the Oregon
Legislature authorized funding for
purchase of a 3,500-acre Willamette
Greenway park, but available funding
was used to acquire 2,300-acre Buford
Park (which includes the summit of
Mt. Pisgah), adjacent to the Wildish
property where mining was still active.
In 1990, the Friends of Buford Park &
Mt. Pisgah (Friends) began discussions
with the Wildish family to acquire the
property. "Our vision was to fulfill the
original vision for a larger park with
six miles of river frontage restored for
future public enjoyment," said Friends
executive director Chris Orsinger. With
so much history, it was understandably
a tough property for the Wildish family
to part with, and they would only do
so given the right price and the right
reason. The local conservation community had both.
The Willamette Confluence Preserve
property was not only blessed with a
significant amount of prime concrete
aggregates-it was also an ecological
gold mine. "Every scientific assessment
of conservation needs and opportunities in the Willamette Basin identified
this property as one of the highest priorities for conservation," said Jason
Nuckols, Willamette and Restoration

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018

Aggregates News Blasts
ROCKPAC Breaks Records
Everything Was Bigger in Texas
Enhanced Reclamation Creates a Bridge Over (Historically) Troubled Waters
Q&A With Congress
More Crops, Lower Costs – Agricultural Lime May Be the Key
Rip & Share
Products & Services Guide
Services & Supplies Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Intro
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - cover1
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Aggregates News Blasts
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - ROCKPAC Breaks Records
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Everything Was Bigger in Texas
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Enhanced Reclamation Creates a Bridge Over (Historically) Troubled Waters
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 32
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Q&A With Congress
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 35
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 36
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - More Crops, Lower Costs – Agricultural Lime May Be the Key
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 38
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Rip & Share
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 40
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 42
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Services & Supplies Guide
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 44
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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