Link Forests to Tidepools at Cape Perpetua

March 22, 2016 - March 25, 2016
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center  by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.

Marine reserves don’t exist in a vacuum, and one important goal for Oregon Shores and our partners in the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) is to link onshore ecosystems to these protected areas immediately offshore.

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, just south of the cape and three miles south of Yachats, is providing public education along these lines this week.  Biologist Abigail DeYoung (whose presence as an educator at Cape Perpetua is supported by an OMRP grant) and Forest Service staff will lead field trips that provide insight into everything from old growth to tidepools.

DeYoung will explain the relationship between the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, adjacent to the shore, and the forests of the Siuslaw National Forest.  The walk follows a gently sloping trail for one mile and winds up on the rocky shores at the edge of the reserve.  Children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

These walks take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day from March 22-25.  Meet at the Visitor Center.