Coastal Prairie Conservation

Final CharretteOregon’s ‘Coastal Prairies’ are among the most endangered landscapes in the Northwest (from development, woodland encroachment/fire suppression, and invasive plants). Westwind has its own small sample of this exceptional habitat called ‘Iris Meadow’, just north of High Meadow and on the south side of Crescent Cove.

The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council has been holding community meetings to educate and discuss coastal prairie conservation. The last meeting is February 21, 2016 at Wi-Ne-Mah Hall in Cloverdale.

See pictures of Iris Meadow below.

View from Iris Meadow at Westwind

Ocean view from Iris Meadow

Westwind's Iris Meadow during Labor Day service weekend (pulling thistle)

Westwind’s Iris Meadow during Labor Day service weekend (pulling thistle)

Labor Day service work crew at Iris Meadow, Westwind's only coastal headland prairie.

Labor Day service work crew at Iris Meadow, Westwind’s only coastal headland prairie (note Cascade Head, one of the largest stretches of coastal prairie in Oregon, in the background)

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