Mile 163 Report

March 13, 2007
by mjohnson

Location:
Lane
Oregon Dunes NRA, west of south end Woahink Lake
Conditions:
Tuesday 11:30 AM
Cloudy
40° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Activities:
driving ATVs
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
One group of shorebirds (plovers) and three or four gulls. No other wildlife.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
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 south end of mile still flowing, but shallower and more braided since last visit.
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.
June 8, 2007 - mjohnson
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...
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...