Minto-Brown Island Park is a 1,205-acre natural area in the Willamette River floodplain. Located near downtown Salem, the park is intended to protect and preserve habitat while supporting passive recreation uses at a level that does not adversely impact the natural resources. Minto-Brown Island Park is ecologically complex, with such features as sloughs, creeks, ponds, wetlands, riparian areas, mixed forests, prairies, Oregon white oak savannas, and open fields. It provides important habitat for Western pond and painted turtles, as well as over 200 species of birds.
Located within Minto-Brown Island Park is the 307-acre Minto Island Conservation Area (MICA). The primary goal of the MICA is to protect, conserve, and enhance the diverse mix of existing natural habitats and species in the area. To accomplish this goal, the City of Salem has established the following restrictions and guidelines as a pilot program for all events conducted within the MICA.