Elliott State Educational Forest

Loon Lake Field Trip

Elk with bird feeding on back, Bureau of Land Management Elk Viewing Area, Umpqua River Highway 38, May 15, 2018. Photo by Anne Farrell-Matthews, Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) staff photographer.

The May 15, 2018 SWOCC Forest Recreation field trip was hosted by Marty Giles and Barbara Taylor, two birding experts affiliated with SWOCC and Wavecrest Discoveries, and by Peggy Croce, manager of Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort. Topics were birds, road and interpretive signage, history, cultural resources, aesthetics, fish habitat, boating, camping, ethnobotany, hunting, and economics. David Gould and Jerry Phillips also attended and participated. Two versions of the Loon Lake Field Trip Handout are available: a PDF File: 17 pp. with active links and that can be directly printed; and a Word File: 17 pp. also with active links, and that can be edited and modified for future educational field trips.

Itinerary and Readings Tour Map Bird on Willow Bird Watchers Bird on Elk
Bird on Elk 2 Bird Watchers 2 Tasha Lecture Elk Viewing Red-Winged Blackbird
Barbara Lecture Bob Lecture Birds in Flight Swallow Nests Marty Lecture
Jerry Lecture Open Discussion


Opinions Consideration
Umpqua Highway Construction, 1920s Mill Creek Covered Bridge Scottsburg Lichen Patch Scottsburg Park "Too Much Information" Story
Skid Roads Railroads Splash Dams Mill Creek Splash Dam Loon Lake Logging
Loon Lake History Loon Lake Campground Map Huckleberry Point BLM Campsite 2017

Huckleberry Point October 10, 2017

Huckleberry Point Huckleberries 2017
Huckleberry Point Discussion Two Old-Growth      

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