2019 SWOCC Elliott State Forest Draft Recreation Plan with Recommendations

"Jerry's Point of View." Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) F251 Forest Recreation student, Sebastian Bartlett, during the April 23, 2019 Elkhorn Ranch Field Trip to the newly-named "Jerry Phillips Reserve." This was also Phillips' first visit to his namesake Reserve under it's new designation, and he has long-claimed that this is his favorite viewpoint on the Elliott. Photo by fellow SWOCC F251 student, Hunter Black-Priest.

Elliott Forest Recreation Homepage: http://www.ORWW.org/Elliott_Forest/Recreation/

Citation: Etzwiler, Koby, Sebastian Bartlett, Amelia Harvey, Kainoa Altier, Hunter Black-Priest, Kelsey Morrison, and Gabriella Jones 2019. 2019 SWOCC Elliot State Forest Draft Recreation Plan with Recommendations. Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon: 48 pp. [PDF: 5 MB].

Acknowledgements: This report could not have been completed without the assistance and guidance of several knowledgeable individuals and their organizations for classroom presentations, field trip leadership, and personal consultations: Jerry Phillips (ret.), Elliott State Forest Manager; David Gould (ret.), Coos Bay Timber Operators, Inc.; Anne Farrell-Matthews, Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Communications Director; Antonio Salgado, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) Coos Watershed Salmon & Trout Enhancement (STEP) Program; Randall Rosenberger, Oregon State University (OSU) College of Forestry; Wade Gould, family historian; Sam Schwarz, Elliot Forest Community Action; Joe Stoneburg, Boy Scout Camp Chinook; Melissa Dugan, Boy Scout Camp Chinook; Bob Zybach, Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc. (ORWW). We are also deeply indebted to the SWOCC student authors of the 2018 Elliott Draft Recreation Plan for providing the initial creation and testing of the educational field trips and basic draft plan formatting.

ORWW Mission Statement: Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc. (ORWW) is a 501 c(3) Oregon nonprofit organization and educational website founded in 1996 to provide quality environmental science and computer technology education for Oregon schools and communities. The primary mission of the organization is to instruct Oregon students, teachers, and residents in the use of computer technology, historical documentation, scientific reasoning, community consensus building, environmental enhancement projects, and long-term monitoring strategies for the purpose of making decisions regarding the management of local natural and cultural resources.

Introduction. "The Elliott." By Koby Etzwiler, Sebastian Bartlett, and Amelia Harvey
Part 1. Roads, Trails, and Sightseeing. By Kainoa Altier and Hunter Black-Priest

Part 2. Local Forest Recreation Opportunities. By Hunter Black-Priest, Koby Etzwiler, and Kainoa Altier

Part 3. History, Cultural Resources, and Ethnobotany. By Kelsey Morrison, Sebastian Bartlett, and Kainoa Altier
Part 4. Fish Habitat, Hatcheries, and Recreational Access. By Gabriella Jones, Amelia Harvey, and Kelsey Morrison
Part 5. Wildlife Recreation: Hunting, Trapping, and Birdwatching. By Amelia Harvey, Hunter Black-Priest, and Kelsey Morrison
Part 6. Elliott Forest Recreation Economics. By Sebastian Bartlett, Koby Etzwiler, and Gabriella Jones
2019 Recommendations. By Sebastian Bartlett
2019 References.
Appendix A. Native and Exotic Mammals of the Elliott
Appendix B. Native and Exotic Birds of the Elliott
Appendix C. 2019 Elliott Field Trips By Koby Etzwiler
2019 Figures.
2019 Maps.


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