Linnton Mill

View of river with grasses in foreground

Linnton Mill Site

The Linnton Mill restoration project has transformed the site of a century- old lumber mill into a 27- acre refuge for salmon, bald eagle, mink, and other fish and wildlife in Portland Harbor. The Linnton Mill restoration project was completed by RestorCap in 2019 to provide habitat on the west bank of the lower Willamette River in an area that has been highly impacted by industrialization. The project includes:

  • Creation of off-channel habitat for juvenile salmonids and lamprey
  • Restoration of access to cold-water Linnton Creek for salmon, lamprey, and other fish
  • Planting of thousands of native plants and removal of invasive vegetation  
  • Placement of wood structures to provide habitat for fish, rock piles for mink, and snags for bald eagles
  • Removal of multiple buildings, two docks, and 700   pilings
  • Continued monitoring for 10 years 

More information on the Linnton Mill project can be found below, by visiting the RestorCap website, or by searching the term “Linnton Mill” in the Trustee Council’s administrative record.

large wood pieces, shoreline, beaver chew evidence

Evidence of beaver activity at Linnton Mill

Paved trail with grass and trees surrounding it

Public access trail at Linnton Mill