Many Portland area residents are familiar with such popular buttes (the cinder cone of a long-past volcano) such as Rocky Butte, Mt. Tabor and Powell Butte. Few are as familiar with Grant Butte, as its private ownership (most recently a dairy farm) has made it inaccessible. EMSWCD has partnered with the City of Gresham and Metro on several significant land acquisitions here. These acquisitions have led to the protection and enhancement of the grassland, wetland and forest resources found on site, while also setting the stage for potential future public access.