Elliott State Educational Forest

Tenmile Lakes Field Trip

Mike Mader, Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership, discusses Lakeside-based commercial recreational opportunities with Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Forest Recreation students, Tenmile Lakes County Park, May 1, 2018. This is the site of former sawmill where Elliott Benson Ridge logs were processed nearly 50 years before. Photograph by Matthew Smith, SWOCC.

The May, 2018 SWOCC Forest Recreation field trip was hosted by Mike Mader, Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership, and Cathy Reiss, Ringo's Lakeside Marina, with David Gould and Jerry Phillips providing historical perspective. The principal focus of the trip was to consider the potential for local recreational businesses to coordinate with Elliott Forest recreational opportunities. Brief stops were made at Ringo's Marina, Tenmile Lake County Park, the "School Land Bay" 80-acres managed by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) for the benefit of Coos County, and a potion of the Benson Ridge "4000" Road entryway to the Elliott. Discussions included land and road history and the Columbus Day Storm effect on forest management and local economics. Two versions of the Tenmile Lakes Field Trip Handout are available: a PDF File: 15 pp. with active links and that can be directly printed; and a Word File: 15 pp. also with active links, and that can be edited and modified for future educational field trips.

Itinerary and Readings Tour Map Tenmile Lakes County Park Community Recreational Business Strategy Local Recreational Business Profile
2002 Tenmile Lakes Watershed Analysis Elliott Western Fish-Bearing Streams Estimated Tenmile Creek Coho Escapements Tenmile Lakes Recreational Fishing Seasons Phillips' History of "School Land Bay" ODF 80-Acres

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