Rondon do Para is a town and a municipality to which converge the social, economical, administrative, political, environmental and territorial characteristics of the hydrographic basin of the river Ararandeua (HBRA).
Besides being a physical system, HBRA should be considered a complex system with special social and economical characteristics for human well-being.
The plan for HBRA
includes conserving and restoring prairie, savanna, woodland, forest and river habitats in ways that enhance visitor experience and compatible recreation and educational uses.
A second choice for stewardship, the Lane County Parks Department, presents a marked contrast, with a stealth campaign conceived in 2009 to convert the north bottomlands to a commercial event center in defiance of the deed, the HBRA
Master Plan, and the draft Habitat Management Plan.
I support management to preserve and enhance the oak woodlands at the HBRA
This long-term draft plan includes a conservation vision that in part states, "The Howard Buford Recreation Area shall be managed to conserve and restore prairie, savanna, and river systems in ways that support compatible recreational and educational uses described in the HBRA
Master Plan (1994)."
Over the last 30 years HBRA
has been the home of the Mount Pisgah Arboretum's mushroom and wildflower festivals and equestrian events hosted by the Lane County sheriff's mounted posse.
From the beginning of HBRA
in 1973, the arboretum has leased an area (expanded in 1996 to 209 acres) within the park.