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Interested in Oregon's natural resources? Want a reason to get out of the house?
Firsthand Oregon is a great excuse to get outside and learn about Oregon's amazing wildlife and conservation challenges.
The Approach: Small groups, led by an Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife biologist, learn firsthand about Oregon's fish, wildlife, and natural areas. For more information about the Firsthand Oregon program, see our website www.owhf.org
- Tickets are $6.75 per person
- you assume all travel-related costs and liability for your participation
- Trips may be canceled if too few people register
- Refund requests must be made 48 hours in advance of the trip date
- Trip registration opens to OrW members first
- Unless otherwise indicated, these trips are family-friendly
- Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Use this page to register for the following trip opportunity..
View and Feed Roosevelt Elk
Visit the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area to learn about the Roosevelt Elk. Hop on the feed wagon for an up-close encounter with the Jewell Meadows elk herd. Each winter, elk come down from the hills to the low-elevation meadows to feed and spend the winter. Join ODFW Biologist Bryan Swearingen, manager of the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, for a tractor ride through the herd. Learn about the life history of Roosevelt elk and the important role the meadows play in achieving ODFW elk management objectives. The refuge is located at 79878 Highway 202 near Jewell, Oregon. You will meet with Bryan at the main viewing area before heading out into the refuge.
Directions: from Portland take Hwy 26 west toward Seaside. At milepost 22 (just past the Elderberry Inn Restaurant) turn left at the Jewell/Mist exit. At the stop sign turn right onto Hwy 103 for approximately 9 miles. At the stop sign, turn left onto Hwy 202 (towards Astoria). Travel approximately 1.25 miles. Turn left at the large brown "Elk Viewpoint" sign into the parking lot. Meet Bryan near the public restrooms.
When & Where
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Oregon Wildlife: 503-255-6059
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