Oregon Coast Today

December 20, 2012

Patrick Alexander has written a wonderful article about Kilchis Point Reserve in the Oregon Coast Today paper. To read the article, Click Here!

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Official Name

August 9, 2012

Kilchis Point is now officially called Kilchis Point Reserve! AND, we’re on Google Maps! Click HERE to find us!

Spring has Sprung

June 15, 2012

It is beautiful at Kilchis Point!  The grass is close to 5 feet tall, birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the baby birds are starting to hatch. Check out some of these Spring photographs.

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Temporary Trail

December 22, 2011

Hello Everyone!  We just wanted to let everyone know that the temporary trail out at Kilchis Point is still open, but during the last storm some trees have fallen across the path.  As of now, we don’t have plans to clear them because we should be starting on permanent trails soon.  The permanent trails will not be in the same location as the current temporary trail, so we would like to leave it as natural as possible.

Please go out and enjoy Kilchis Point but be prepared to jump, crawl and duck under some down trees.  🙂

Ongoing Happenings

November 9, 2011

A second temporary trail leading east-west is being cut for future public access.  In addition, work has begun to map and mark the locations of permanent bridges to jump wetland areas as well as possible permanent trail locations.

Interpretive signage for the permanent trails has already begun with over 20 signs completed.

TCPM continues to evolve the Kilchis Point Education Program and welcome any school groups that want to learn about the area.

Bus Parking and Paved Trail

November 9, 2011

Construction of a bus parking area has begun to allow for easy and safe access for visiting school groups.  Work
has begun on a paved trail similar to the one at the main trailhead, will be installed from the bus parking area.
Interpretive signage tailored for children will also be installed in this area.

Habitat preservation and restoration is one of the top priorities at Kilchis Point.  Invasive species such as Scotch Broom and Himalayan Blackberry are being eradicated and replaced with native plant species such as Twinberry, Salmonberry, and Cedar trees.  Habitat restoration has begun with the donation of over 200 trees from the American Association of University Women.  Volunteer work crews including adult and students performing community service have helped with the habitat restoration process.

An inventory of plant, animal and bird species is ongoing to help document and track ecosystem stability.  To date, over 85 bird and animal species as well as over 140 plant species have been recorded.

 

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