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Weiss Rd, Prairie/Oak Area ACEC and Camas Swale RNA

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Ed Alverson on a visit to two adjacent BLM sites located about 6 miles SW of Creswell to view the late spring/early summer flora. The Weiss Road Prairie-Oak-Pine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) has a prairie/bald community with oaks and associated understory species. The nearby 314 acre Camas Swale Research Natural Area (RNA) has an old growth Douglas-fir forest plus a small (6 acre) prairie/bald community. More information on Camas Swale RNA can be found in the Guidebook Supplement at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr843.pdf.

The outing will be a mix of walking on gravel roads through forest and some cross country travel through forest for 50 to 100 yards to reach open meadows or balds. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, and bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. Wear long pants as poison oak is present here.

Meet at Lane Community College at the lowest parking lot off of Eldon Schaefer Drive, Eugene. Sign up here.



June 29
9:00 am - 3:00 pm