One of the most unique characteristics of Twin Creeks is the amount of Open Space throughout the project. Open Space in Twin Creeks is utilized to protect the Griffin Creek and Jackson Creek corridors, treat stormwater, buffering from adjacent uses(railroad, highway), and aesthetics. Both Griffin Creek and Jackson Creek have been reconstructed to reflect a more natural creek channel, as opposed to the incised, overgrown channels they were previously. To ensure that these corridors remain in their natural state, a conservation easement has been placed on about 16 acres of land along these creeks. The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (www.landconserve.org) holds the easement and will monitor the property annually to ensure the land remains undeveloped.