BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12The Central Coast Ranger District – Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Siuslaw National Forest is seeking public comment on the proposed Bull Run Dunes Restoration Project. The project is needed to restore historic open sand conditions on the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The area proposed for restoration is located north of the Bull Run Staging Area in an area designated for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use (see map).

The Project is located in an area that has, over the past 50 years, been colonized by European beach grass, Scot’s broom, and shorepine. The Project proposes to manually and mechanically clear vegetation from approximately 60 acres of hummocks in an area north of the Bull Run Off-Highway Vehicle Staging area. The use of herbicides is not proposed as a treatment method. It is estimated that the Project will take 3-5 years to complete. This Project is being proposed concurrently with the development of a Dunes Restoration Strategy that should be completed in the next year or two.

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