The Barney Reservoir from Weyerhaeuser ownership. The popular 娱乐al destination and the surrounding property is owned by the city of Hillsboro. The main access road from the east to the reservoir is owned by Weyerhaeuser and is made available through the state’s 访问 & 栖息地的项目.
今年秋天, 正好赶上麋鹿的季节, 89,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser land in northwest Oregon were added to a free 娱乐al access program lauded by hunters and 娱乐ists across the state.
The property will be available to the public year-round for the next three years through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 访问 & 栖息地的项目. 作为回报, the program funds some of the extra costs we incur for activities such as road maintenance and security.
这片土地，主要位于林肯, 波尔克, Tillamook and Yamhill counties — extends along the Oregon Coast Range in temperate forests of Douglas-fir, 西部铁杉, 西部红雪松和红桤木.
“它非常适合狩猎, 骑马, 骑自行车, 钓鱼, 徒步旅行和观光,斯科特Marlega说, 威拉米特河谷土地使用经理. “And it provides access to popular destinations like the Siletz River Gorge, Barney reservoir and the Valley of the Giants.”
斯科特Marlega, 土地利用管理, took this photo of his father-in-law and niece glassing a unit looking for elk. The area is easily accessible from the nearby communities of McMinnville and Forest Grove.
The newly opened acreage is expected to be especially popular with hunters, who regularly query Weyerhaeuser and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife about access to our properties.
“The Weyerhaeuser access project provides the public with year-round ‘Welcome to Hunt,’ no-fee access for big and small game species,Jason Kirchner说, ODFW地区野生动物生物学家. “Privately managed timberlands are highly sought after by hunters. Early successional and mixed forests like Weyerhaeuser’s provide good habitat for local game populations, and hunter access is critical for a successful game management program along the Oregon coast.”
最近加入了访问 & 栖息地的项目, along with an initial 92,000 acres included in the program in August 2020, 打开超过180个,000 acres of our Oregon 十大网堵平台 to the public.
A map of the more than 180,000 Weyerhaeuser acres now part of the Oregon Department of Fish & 野生动物的访问 & 栖息地的项目, including 89,000 acres added in 2021.
的访问 & 栖息地的项目, 1993年由州议会建立, uses money from hunting licenses to pay private landholders to open their land for public 娱乐al use with the goal of improving public hunting and wildlife access.
“This new acreage fits nicely with the previously available land,米歇尔·梅特卡夫说, former 娱乐 access manager for the Northwest who recently transitioned to a new role as environmental management systems manager for Western 十大网堵平台. “There’s more of a continuous flow from parcel to parcel and fewer scattered locations than the acres included in 2020.”
The public can access Weyerhaeuser property made available through the program using logging roads with open gates and posted notices (see map). A kiosk at each entrance lists 15 simple rules the public must follow while on our property, 包括没有露营, 火灾或乱扔垃圾. And some areas are designated for walk-in only — popular for bicyclists and horseback riders.
The gates are open to the public except in the most severe fire conditions: Vehicular and motorized access are prohibited if the state issues a level 3 Industrial Fire Precaution, and all public access is prohibited in the event of a level 4 precaution.
“通过许可证, 租赁或免费公共访问程序, most of our Oregon 十大网堵平台 are now available to the public,”米歇尔说. “Our forests provide important 娱乐al benefits, and we’re proud to make them available for everyone to enjoy.”
For more about Weyerhaeuser’s land access opportunities in Oregon and throughout the U.S.,请访问 娱乐.惠好.com.