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September 15, 2008
Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge Grand Opening
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in partnership with the Pacific City Arts Association (PCAA) will host a celebration of Wildlife and the Arts on Saturday, October 11, 2008. The free, community-wide event is in honor of the grand opening of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Cloverdale on the north Oregon coast. This event will be followed in the afternoon by two exciting and informative presentations in Pacific City.

The Refuge will open at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. followed by free guided walks from 11 a.m. – 12:30 pm. Visitors are also welcome to explore the new Pacific View Trail. Refuge staff will be onsite to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning at sunrise the Lincoln City Audubon Society will sponsor “The Big Sit� which is a nationwide bird-a-thon where the object is to tally as many bird species seen or heard during a 24 hour period while those recording sit in a 17-foot circle.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Roy Lowe, Project Leader for the Oregon Coast Refuge Complex will present the “Natural History of Nestucca Bay Refuge� at the Pacific Coast Bible Church (35170 Brooten Road, Pacific City). This visual presentation will include an historical background of the new refuge and why it is important to wildlife.

At 3 p.m. Jeni Foster, a lecturer on the Chautauqua circuit, will present “BirdSong: Birds as metaphors in American folk music�, a performance/lecture sponsored by PCAA. Ms. Foster will explore the symbolism of birds within the rich heritage of American folk music and illustrate how the dynamic language of metaphor is essential to poets and songwriters. This collection of songs, stories and fascinating facts is sure to delight and inspire anyone who appreciates birds. Numerous galleries, restaurants and businesses throughout Pacific City will be showcasing wildlife works of art. Enjoy touring all of them throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m.

The Refuge is located on the west side of Highway 101 approximately six miles south of Pacific City. To visit the refuge turn west off of Highway 101 onto Christensen Road and proceed a half mile to the parking lot. For more information contact Dawn Grafe at 541-867-4550 or visit the following website: www.fws.gov/oregoncoast.

The Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1991 to provide sanctuary for a portion of the declining Dusky Canada Goose population and for the endangered Aleutian Cackling Goose. The Refuge has seen many changes over the years, including the recovery of the Aleutian Cackling Goose, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon, and the restoration of 82 acres of tidal marsh and 50 acres of forestland.

In 2004 the Oregon Dept. of Transportation awarded a federal Transportation Enhancement Act grant to the USFWS to design and construct visitor facilities on the Nestucca Bay Refuge. The completed project includes two parking lots; a paved, wheelchair-accessible trail that leads to an elevated viewing deck; road improvements; interpretive panels; and a single vault restroom. The paved Pacific View Trail and Deck, perched atop Cannery Hill, affords visitors a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Haystack Rock at Pacific City), Nestucca Bay Refuge, the Coast Range, and the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Nestucca Bay Wildlife Refuge Opens

10:45 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Pacific View Deck

11 am–12:30 pm Guided Walks (start from Pacific Viewing Deck)
Historical Walk
Bird Walk
Forest Walk (sponsored by Oregon Women in Timber)

12:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch at any of the Pacific City restaurants exhibiting wildlife works.

2:00 pm History of Nestucca Bay Refuge by Roy Lowe (Pacific Coast Bible Church (35170 Brooten Road, Pacific City))

3:00 pm "Birdsong: Birds as Metaphor in American Folk Music" Performance-lecture by Chautauqua lecturer Jeni Foster (Pacific Coast Bible Church (35170 Brooten Road, Pacific City))

Sunrise to Sunset: The Big Sit on the Pacific View Deck at Nestucca Bay Refuge. Sponsored by Lincoln City Audubon Society

11:00 am to sunset Track the Art. Please visit the following establishments to view wildlife art works throughout Pacific City.
• Pacific City Library -- Stained glass works by Frank Fauth. Exhibited throughout October
• Oregon Coast Bank -- Ginny Jacobs art works during the week. Closed Saturdays.
• The Burkhardt Gallery -- Paintings by Elaine Overdorff, art work by Marilyn Burkhardt and photographs by Julius Jortner
• The Village Merchants -- Art works and wildlife books.
• The Freed Gallery -- Emphasizing wildlife works.
• The Dapper Frog -- Frog art and more
• Beach Wood Gallery and Gifts & Shirley’s Smile Shop -- Works by artists Deb Justice and Donna Ludwig Peterson
• Pacific City Inn -- A display of wildlife art in the office
• Pacific City Gallery -- Artworks of fish, turtles, jellyfish, stained glass ducks, and birds.
• Judith Schlicting’s Row Boat Gallery -- Wildlife works and fine art. The Inn at Cape Kiwanda
• The Pelican Pub -- Pelicans created by students of the Neskowin Valley School
• Stimulus Coffee Shop -- Paintings by Michael Schlicting
• The Grateful Bread -- Featuring artists Mike Loney, Mark Cavatorta and others

The mission of the USFWS is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 12:00 AM
September 11, 2007
Nestucca Bay Refuge Hosts Open House Event
Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they host an Open House at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This free interpretive and interactive event is being held to celebrate the National Wildlife Refuge System and is open to the public. October marks an exciting time of year at Nestucca Bay Refuge, as Aleutian cackling and Dusky Canada geese are migrating south from their breeding grounds in Alaska to their wintering grounds in western Oregon. The geese can be seen feeding on the short grass pastures at Nestucca Bay Refuge and surrounding farmlands.

During the Open House event, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Coast Range, the Pacific Ocean, Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock as they embark on a two-hour hike around the refuge to watch wildlife and learn about the history and purposes of the refuge. Two simultaneous hikes will occur as part of the event. Refuge Volunteer and Caretaker Matt Love will lead a walk that focuses on the history of Nestucca Bay Refuge and the restoration of native forest. Supervisory Park Ranger Dawn Grafe will lead a bird hike around the refuge to look for large and small birds in a variety of habitats including managed pastures, woodlands, and open bay. These habitats provide safe haven for waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and many species of
songbirds.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 3:56 PM
June 13, 2007
Comment Period for Nestucca Bay NWR Overlook Opens June 13
The Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Cannery Hill Overlook, De minimis Section 4(f) Determination will posted for 15 days beginning on June 13, 2007 and ending on June 27, 2007. Comments will need to be received by July 6, 2007.

Please mail or e-mail any comments you have to:
Ms.Susan Pobar
610 East Fifth Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
Susan.Pobar@fhwa.dot.gov

Susan can also be reached at (360) 619-7700.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 10:58 AM
May 31, 2007
Nestucca Bay NWR to Construct Cannery Hill Overlook in 2008
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of the Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Addendum, for the "Environmental Assessment (EA) and Public Use Plan for Development of Public Use and Associated Facilities on Cannery Hill at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge". The Draft EA, which was mailed out in early April 2007 for public review and comment, described and evaluated the effects of the proposed Cannery Hill Overlook Project on fish and wildlife, refuge habitats, and the community.

The Cannery Hill Overlook Project will include constructing two small parking lots and a paved, wheelchair -accessible trail that leads to an elevated viewing deck, installing a single vault restroom at one of the parking lots, and resurfacing the access road from Highway 101 up to the Overlook trail. The paved trail and viewing deck atop Cannery Hill will afford visitors a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Haystack Rock at Pacific City), Nestucca Bay Refuge, the Coast Range, and the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, also known as U.S. Highway 101.

All relevant comments received from the public regarding this proposed project were considered, and changes have been made to the proposed project. The FONSI and EA Addendum represent the legal finding which concludes this project's NEPA process. These documents, as well as the Draft EA, will be available on the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex website www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/ on June 1, 2007. Please contact Project Leader Roy Lowe with questions or for more information.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 11:30 AM
April 19, 2007
Instructions for commenting on Proposed Cannery Hill Project
The Environmental Assessment for the proposed public use project on Nestucca Bay NWR was made available on the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex website beginning Monday April 2, 2007. The 30-day comment period will close on Tuesday May 1, 2007. Written comments must be received by Thursday May 10, 2007 and can be submitted via email at oregoncoast@fws.gov or via snail mail at US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365.

Based on comments received, changes may be made to the project proposal. After the final decision is made, the Service will send to everyone on the mailing list a summary of the proposal, our response to the public comments, how the proposal may have changed, and what the final decision is. If you are not already on the mailing list and would your name added, please send your address by email at oregoncoast@fws.gov, or by phone at 541-867-4550.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 2:49 PM
April 2, 2007
Nestucca Bay NWR Proposes Construction of Visitor Facilities
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Public Use Plan for Development of Public Use and Associated Facilities on Cannery Hill at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This document describes and evaluates the effects of the proposed Cannery Hill Overlook Project on fish and wildlife, refuge habitats, and the community. The project would be funded through a federal Transportation Enhancement Act grant as well as Refuge Roads Program funds. It would allow the Service to welcome visitors to a portion of the refuge, which is located near Pacific City and Cloverdale in southern Tillamook County.

The proposed project includes constructing two small parking lots and a paved, wheelchair -accessible trail that leads to an elevated viewing deck, installing a single vault restroom at one of the parking lots, and paving the access road from Highway 101 up to the Overlook trail. The paved trail and viewing deck would be atop Cannery Hill and would afford visitors a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean, Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Haystack Rock at Pacific City), Nestucca Bay Refuge, the Coast Range, and the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, also known as U.S. Highway 101.

The Environmental Assessment will be available on the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex website www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/ beginning Monday April 2, 2007. The 30-day comment period will close on Tuesday May 1, 2007. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 in the Nestucca High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. to give interested individuals the opportunity to comment on and ask questions about the proposed project. Written comments must be received by Thursday May 10, 2007 and can be submitted via email at oregoncoast@fws.gov or via snail mail at US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365.
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 5:04 PM
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