Mile 105 Report

May 26, 2008
by Doug C

Location:
Coos
Bullards Beach, northwest of the Campground
Conditions:
Monday 10:00 AM
Cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
-0.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
8
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Fishing:
2
4 on horseback
Concerns:
Fire·Litter
Apparent Violations:
Fire in driftwood pile; littering
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Activity Comments:
Recent tracks from about a few vehicles were present.
Notable Wildlife:
Notable for their absence.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
No actions taken. We hauled out about 9 pounds of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, styrofoam and miscellaneous plastic pieces. Most of this was taken from above the high tide line.
Summary:
Nice cloudy day with calm winds. Shells, animal casings, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. Wildlife absent. Beaches were relatively clean compared to other trips. Foredune erosion was significant in a few selected areas, but the majority of the mile (>75%) was unaffected. This erosion was greater than Mile 106. A fire near the driftwood line was smoldering from the night before (likely), and litter was present. Ocean-borne and beach litter was greater than Mile 106, mostly plastic bottles. Removed about 9 lbs of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, styrofoam and other plastic from high tide line. Moderate human impact (8)-walking, 2 fishing and 4 on horseback. One dog. Recent vehicle tracks.
  • Typical dune erosion in Mile 105.
    Typical dune erosion in Mile 105.
    Southern part of Mile 105
    May 26, 2008
  • Typical dune erosion on southern quarter of Mile 105
    Typical dune erosion on southern quarter of Mile 105
    Southern quarter of Mile 105
    May 26, 2008
  • Mid-mile in Mile 105
    May 26, 2008
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2010

April 25, 2010 - Doug C
Calm sunny day. Fourteen people out, 6 in vehicles, 3 on horseback, the rest walking. Brown Pelicans were skimming waves. Heavy erosion of foredune noted. Driftwood structure from a year ago was...
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2009

February 15, 2009 - Doug C
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2008

October 13, 2008 - Doug C
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  • Bull Kelp

2007

September 15, 2007 - Doug C
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