- Motor vehicle travel is allowed at any time between the Peter Iredale Road (46° 10.6950', Mile 336), southerly to the beach ramp at Gearhart (46° 01.8570', Mile 326).
Today the NPS crew joined the hybrid beach grass training with Risa Askerooth from Oregon State University. We learned how to identify four grasses and how to upload our findings on the iNaturalist app and specifically the project, Hybrid Beachgrass Hunt: American beachgrass, European beachgrass, the native beachgrass and the hybrid....read more
Conducted a NOAA marine debris survey today with the CoastWatch coordinator and a group from the Northwest Youth Corps. Also picked up trash from outside of the survey area, along the mile. read more
Today was a publicized event for a beach cleanup, and we picked up 4 bags of trash and a tire along mile. Parking lot area and just beyond dunes from parking area were notated as having lots trash and debris. Very rainy and very windy.read more
Picked up multiple bags of trash mostly stryofoam, some rope. Fires were out by end of survey. There was a driftwood shelter built into the dune - picture included. read more
All is well.read more
I drove this mile in my vehicle while birdwatching. Notable dead animal sightings included a dead elk being scavenged by turkey vultures (see photos below), a dead harbor seal being eaten by turkey vultures (see photo) and a recently dead harbor porpoise 95% intact but had its eyes pecked out...read more