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Beachgoers asked to help with snowy plover recovery

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 2nd, 2013

CORVALLIS With the July Fourth holiday approaching, Oregon beachgoers have the opportunity to participate in the recovery success story of a small, nesting shore bird by honoring access restrictions to a small portion of beaches along the Oregon coast.

Note that these restrictions have changed from previous years to include prohibition of dogs and kites during the nesting season, which continues through Sept. 15.

According to Siuslaw National Forest Biologist Cindy Burns, beginning mid-spring, signs and ropes are used on beaches to inform the public of sensitive western snowy plover nesting areas, and to direct the public to non-sensitive areas where recreational activities are permitted.

For the complete article see the 07-03-2013 issue.

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