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
Posted by the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Staff at 3:56 PM in Category: Nestucca Bay NWR