Exploring Oregon's Coastal Ancient Forests

Gwynn Creek Trail

Join author of "Oregon's Ancient Forests" A hiking guide" and Oregon Wild staffer Chandra LeGue for a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, just south of Yachats, as part of the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. 

Dripping coastal forests of giant Douglas-firs, high desert groves of massive ponderosa pines, and lush mixed conifer forests surrounding jagged Cascade peaks–Oregon’s ancient forests are vital to our state’s future – for clean water, climate change, wildlife, recreation, and so much more. Chandra will talk about some of the fundamentals of these forests – what makes an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. She’ll also highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural history, human history, flora and fauna, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.