Oak Savanna Restoration
The Friends, with grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Cascade Community Credit Union are restoring the 50-acre hillside oak savanna habitat.
In 2018, the Friends partnered with the Sutherlin HS FFA Chapter. The students collected acorns from the hillside and spent 2 years caring for the growing trees at the school’s greenhouse. Meanwhile, volunteers worked over 2,000 hours clearing the invasive, non-native plants and shrubs.
In December 2020, the Friends and the Sutherlin FFA students planted over 400 trees! Click below to read the February 2021 Ruralite article:
The Friends are working with the USFWS on a project to protect the federally-endangered rough popcornflower, endemic to northern Douglas County and recently discovered on the property.
Our volunteers mow the paths, clear brush, pickup and remove litter. Your donations help with safety gear, tools, equipment rentals, fuel, and providing pet waste bags-3,000 bags last year!