Mar
14

Cancelled--Landscape Restoration Talk

When
March 14, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Where
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
2400 US-Hwy 101
Yachats, OR
Sponsors
Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative, Siuslaw National Forest
Cost
Free

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precaution in addressing the coronavirus situation.  The organziers intend to re-schedule.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project takes place on Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m., at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 U.S. Hwy 101), about three miles south of Yachats. 

The speakers will be Johnny Sundstrom, NEPA Project Contractor-Coordinator, Siuslaw Institute, and Paul Burns, Fivemile-Bell Project Manager, Siuslaw National Forest.  The Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project is a large-scale, multi-party endeavor to enhance the health of streams and to speed the development of old-growth forest habitats to benefit a variety of species, such as the Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet, in 5,000 acres of national forest land about 10 miles south of Florence. Their talk will describe the project, partnerships and efforts being made to restore this area.

The Fivemile-Bell Watershed Restoration project, located on the Central Coast Ranger District, has been selected for the 2019 Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) Riparian Challenge Award in the United States Forest Service category. Fivemile-Bell is a decade-long innovative project aimed at restoring a critical floodplain to dramatically improve habitat for Oregon Coast Coho salmon, a federally threatened species, and other aquatic and terrestrial animals.

The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on this event, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at (541) 547-3289, or e-mail capeperpetuacommunications@gmail.com.