Provided by MidCoast Watersheds Council
Beaver Creek Forest Planning Presentation
Viva Worthington of the Siuslaw National Forest will present a talk to the MidCoast Watersheds Council on the Forest’s planning efforts for Beaver Creek and adjacent areas near Newport and Toledo, at the August meeting of the MidCoast Watersheds Council. The meeting will be Thursday, August 4, at 6:30 PM at the Central Lincoln PUD.
The planning area, Called Beaver-Wright-Mill unit, includes Forest Service lands in the Beaver Creek Watershed and the adjacent Wright Creek and Mill Creek drainages. This is the Beaver Creek (one of several in Lincoln County) that flows to the ocean at Ona Beach. Much of the upland in its basin is National Forest land, and backs up to the Drift Creek Wilderness. Forest Service’s Mill Creek acreage is upstream of Toledo’s municipal watershed, and Wright Creek drains to Poole Slough on Yaquina Bay.
The Forest Service planning effort for the Beaver Wright Mill unit will consider commercial thinning of plantation areas and other management for wildlife habitat and forest diversity, habitat restoration projects, and road management options, among other things. Compared to recent area plans completed by the Siuslaw National Forest, this unit has more opportunities for management partnerships and cooperative planning with neighboring lands.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on management plans for the Beaver Creek State Natural Area and the newly expanded Ona Beach State Park, downstream on Beaver Creek. Over on Mill Creek, Toledo is developing forest management plans for its municipal watershed, abutting National Forest Lands, and the Pacific Forest Trust and The Wetlands Conservancy are developing sustainable forest management practices on their lands in Wright Creek drainage.
The Council will meet at 6:30 PM, August 4th at the Central Lincoln PUD in Newport at 2129 North Coast Highway in Newport, across the highway from Safeway.
The Presentation will be followed by a business meeting. Light snacks will be served.
For additional details please contact Wayne Hoffman at 265-9195 or by email: email@example.com