An abundance of wildlife is readily studied at Fort Euchre. The birds living in the Southern Coast such as the northern goshawks, peregrine falcons, pileated woodpeckers, and olive-sided flycatcher all call Fort Euchre home. The fish bearing stream known as Euchre creek that marks the southern property boundary is home to such species as the river lamprey, coastal cutthroat trout, red-legged frogs, southern seep salamander, coho salmon, Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and others. Other wildlife includes fringed myotis bats, long-legged myotis bats, Townsend’s big-eared bat, and sharptail snakes, northern flying squirrels, and Roosevelt elk, among others.
The biodiversity of Fort Euchre is immense and include flora and fauna that is indigenous to this unique environment. With our 23.7 acres and the surrounding area there are large Douglas-fir trees, Sitka spruce, salmonberry, salal, tanoak, Pacific Madrone and Port Orford cedar trees, with portions of the surrounding forests including old-growth stands. Shrubs and wildflowers abound such as the evergreen huckleberry, red-flowering currant, and nutka rose which are attractive to both birds and pollinators alike making Fort Euchre a delightful location for ornithological and abiotic/biotic pollinatization research.
Fort Euchre is also comfortably available as a year round research venue due to the wondrously mild maritime climate characterized by cool dry summers that are followed by mild and wet winters. Average temperatures range from a low of 40 degrees in January to a high of 74 degrees in the summer and early fall.
The overall design of our facility in development features a minimal eco-footprint and utilizes sustainable, ecologically friendly features with modern comforts such as showers, commercial kitchen, IT services, and a helipad to get to those areas of interest via a “leave no sign” methodology.
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