Mile 163 Report

June 8, 2007
by mjohnson

Location:
Lane
Oregon Dunes NRA, west of south end Woahink Lake
Conditions:
Friday 10:00 AM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in surf:
2
6 ATV
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
ATVs/OHVs parking:
6
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Only a few scattered small groups of shore birds noted. Strong winds in the past one/two weeks have smoothed over the sand surface of tire tracks. The beach is showing a moderate up sloping toward the fore dunes.
Other Mile 163 Reports (4)

2007

December 11, 2007 - mjohnson
Beach is mainly a gentle up slope to the foredunes. There has evidently been heavy OHV traffic recently as shown by numerous tire tracks that haven't been erased by wind.Creek near south end of mile...
July 20, 2007 - mjohnson
Flock of approx. 25 Canada Geese resting at the waterline. Several small groups of Shorebirds active, and many buzzards seen because of numerous dead birds and marine mammals.
March 13, 2007 - mjohnson
Only two ATVs observed. Beach is much cleaner than usual; very little trash. Most stretches of beach have been smoothed to a very gentle slop due to tidal action and lack of wind. Creek toward...
January 30, 2007 - mjohnson
Few ATVs seen on this visit. Several sections of beach are eroded back to the base of the foredune; most of the beach is still gently sloping. Small creek near south end of mile is running straight...