Mile 139 Report

March 11, 2007
by 10mile2

Oregon Dunes NRA, N of Tenmile Creek
Sunday 2:30 PM
Party cloudy
Moderate from the S
Humans / Pets:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
Activity Comments:
Tracks ween in restricted area. ATV and motorcycle tracks in restricted area. Saw tennis ball and Basketball
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells
Floats, Large plastic buckets and barrels.
New Development:
See General Comments.
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Beach and Shoreline Modifications: looked like beachgrass was removed by large piece of equipment near mouth of 10 Mile Creek.Erosion of begetated foredune was in several places about 100-200 yards long about every 1/2 to 1 mile.
Small amounts of kelp/algae, shells and animal casings in the driftline. Floats, large plastic buckets and barrels on the beach. Erosion of 100-200 yards of vegetated foredune every 1/2 to 1 mile. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. ATV and motorcycle tracks within restricted area. Beach grass removed by heavy equipment for Snowy Plover Habitat restoration near Ten Mile Creek. Low human impact (0).
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March 17, 2013 - 10mile2
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August 10, 2012 - 10mile2
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June 9, 2012 - 10mile2
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December 17, 2011 - 10mile2
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April 17, 2011 - 10mile2
Once again, a nice, peaceful walk along a windswept section of the shoreline north of Ten Mile Creek west of Lakeside. With no road access, and being part of a large area off limits to ATV's, it's...


August 14, 2010 - 10mile2
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October 24, 2009 - 10mile2
The beach area appeared in typical condition for this time of year. Swept clean by recent storms and tides, the long, desolate beach and pounding surf makes us appreciate the beauty and power of...
January 19, 2009 - 10mile2
Remote, isolated section of coast that takes an effort to get to. Generally swept clean of human and natural debris by winter storms. The only things noted this visit were numerous shells and a few...


March 2, 2008 - 10mile2
Clean, windswept beach. Very little human visitation to this remote site. Found an unusual number of 'unbroken' sand dollars. Very little wildlife present; a few shorebirds on the sand. Shells in...


November 7, 2007 - 10mile2
Normal windswept sections of remote beach. Little driftwood and man-caused litter present. Small amount of seaweed clumps present. Numerous broken shells and overturned and picked apart immature...


September 19, 2006 - comubp
Kelp, eel grass and diatom “scum” in driftline. Foraging shorebirds (Sanderlings and three gulls). Five dead Common Murre, 1 dead Western Grebe and 2 dead immature Western Gulls. Ridge and runnel...