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sáb 29 de jun

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Otis

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

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29 jun 2024, 11:00 a.m.

Otis, 1912 N Old Scenic Hwy 101, Otis, OR 97368, USA

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As the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area (CHSRA) approaches its 50th anniversary, the surrounding coastal community prepares to celebrate five decades of environmental stewardship and sensitive human use. Established on December 22, 1974, by President Ford, CHSRA has stood as a beacon of environmental protection and scientific exploration on Oregon’s North Central Coast.

Spanning 9,670 acres of pristine landscapes, 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. Home to diverse ecosystems, including meadows, estuaries, and forests, CHSRA provides critical habitat for native flora and fauna, including the rare Oregon Silverspot butterfly. Its significance as a research site for Sitka spruce and Western hemlock forests is internationally recognized.

To commemorate this milestone, the community invites all 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.

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