Coastal Prairie Charette

Public Meetings:

Sat. Feb. 6, 1 to 4pm at the Otis Fire Hall

381 N. Old Scenic Hwy 101, Otis OR 97368

Sun. Feb. 21, 1 to 5pm at the Wi-Ne-Ma Hall

5195 Wi Ne Ma Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112

The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council, in partnership with the Siuslaw National Forest, is hosting a series of community workshops designed to explore the status of coastal prairies and potential sites for restoration. Focusing on the coastal prairies in the Cascade Head area, the SDCWC and the Forest Service hope to gain insights from the community on the value of coastal prairies and what kind of future for the prairie they would like to see.

The workshop series will provide findings and education on prairie ecosystems, explore the current condition of coastal prairies, and initiate discussions about potential restoration strategizes for the area. The goal of the workshop series is to gather recommendations from the community on a feasible restoration pathway for the coastal prairies in the Cascade Head area.

The students are REEF (Restoring Ecosystems, Educating Future Conservation Leaders) program participants and interns with SDCWC. Over several months they have participated in career development opportunities, facilitation skills training, and conducting field work with scientists to learn about the coastal prairie ecosystems. Margery, Brandon, Preston and Ayala will in turn share their knowledge and experience with the Cascade Head community to further the conservation of this beautiful area. Enjoy food prepared courtesy of Taft 7-12’s Culinary Program.