Monday, June 17, 2024

Cascade Head Scenic Research Area Marks 50 Years

As the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area (CHSRA) approaches its 50th anniversary,  surrounding coastal community prepare to celebrate the occasion.

Established on December 22, 1974, by President Gerald Ford, CHSRA works for environmental protection and scientific exploration on Oregon’s North Central Coast.

Spanning 9,670 acres, CHSRA was the first non-wilderness land in the United States designated by Congress for its scenic, ecological, and scientific values. Over the years, it has served as a model for similar protected areas across the nation, including the Mono Basin and the Columbia River Gorge.

Housing diverse ecosystems including meadows, estuaries, and forests, CHSRA provides habitat for native flora and fauna, including the Oregon Silverspot butterfly. Its significance as a research site for Sitka spruce and Western hemlock forests is internationally recognized.

To commemorate this milestone, all are invited invites to join in a celebration at the Cascade Head Experimental Forest Headquarters on June 29th, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The event will feature speakers, a short film, music, and food, with many opportunities to learn more about CHSRA’s legacy of balancing cultural, environmental, scientific, and recreational activities.

Don Williams
Don Williamshttps://lincolncityhomepage.com
Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.

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