Explore the Coastal Prairie

April 25, 2016


When: Wednesday, July 6, noon to 2 pm
Where: Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve, Warrenton
Led by: Melissa Reich


Join North Coast Land Conservancy Stewardship Director Melissa Reich for a walk highlighting some of the innovative research and stewardship strategies NCLC is exploring in and effort that protect the unique prairie ecosystem of the Clatsop plains. North Coast Land Conservancy has been very active for more than two decades in conserving and rehabilitating the native coastal prairie within in the Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor between Gearhart and Warrenton. Come see how the native violets planted here last November are doing, and check out the grasses and wildflowers coming in where a jungle of Scotch broom once dominated the dunes.

MELISSA REICH grew up on Shelter Island, New York, where she volunteered at The Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology at Lewis & Clark College, served worked for the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center and The Nature Conservancy before joining the NCLC staff as stewardship director in 2013. She lives in Astoria.

Walk Info: This is a fairly easy walk on flat ground, but there is no formal path surface; we will be walking across grass and forest floor. The walk is about 1 mile total. No toilets on site. No dogs allowed on site.

What to Bring: Water and snacks if you need them. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the day’s weather. Binoculars are always a great idea.

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