Wild Rivers Land Trust Purchases Coastal Forest Property

 

Bear Creek running through the property

Bear Creek running through the property

Curry County Reporter – Wild Rivers Coast Heritage Land Trust purchases McGribble Tract – Published 2/24/2014 – PORT ORFORD — Wild Rivers Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization specializing in voluntary conservation of working forests, farms and ranches, has announced the acquisition of McGribble Tract from Roseburg Resources Company.

Led by the Land Trust’s Executive Director, Jerry Becker, and nearly three years in the making, the acquisition of this 217-acre Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest inholding was made possible by the dedicated teamwork of Mark Wall (Roseburg Resources), Jim Seeley (Wild Rivers Coast Alliance), and Brad Hunter (Craft3/Conservation Bridge Fund).

Wild Rivers Land Trust purchased the property to safeguard native forest, endangered species, and the confluence of Bald Mountain Creek and Bear Creek. A snorkel survey of the parcel’s 1.5 stream-miles revealed the property produces in excess of 1000 juvenile steelhead annually. In addition, the tract’s steep hillsides provide habitat for innumerable indigenous animals, including marbled murrelets, elusive, endangered seabirds that nest high in coastal old-growth forests. Read more…