McKenzie River Trust: Protecting Special Lands


Nicole Nielsen-Pincus
McKenzie River Trust


Saturday May 4th
from 9 AM to 12 PM

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Coyote Spencer Wetlands
Crow Road, about 5 miles SW of Eugene 

Parking is very limited at the site. Carpooling is encouraged. We will meet to carpool at the tall fir trees at the Lowe's on West 11th at 9 am:

3595 W 11th Ave  Eugene, OR 97402

To make alternative arrangements to meet us at the site, please contact Nicole at or 541-345-2799.


Guided Bird Tour of

the Coyote Spencer Wetlands

Western Meadowlark

Enjoy a mid-spring adventure with long-time McKenzie River Trust board member and bird expert Kit Larsen on a bird tour of the 161-acre Coyote Spencer Wetlands. The extensive, intact wetland habitats of the Coyote Spencer Wetlands are home to an impressive variety of birds, plants, and wildlife, many of them native to our region. As we spend the morning hours exploring life along the edges of emergent wetlands, wet prairie fields, and the understories of the extensive oak and ash forests, Kit will guide your eyes towards the fascinating avian animals above. Bring your binoculars!

The Coyote Spencer Wetlands, 161-acres of high functioning wetland habitat in the Long Tom Watershed, were protected by the McKenzie River Trust on March 1, 2012. The high quality habitatThe Coyote Spencer Wetlands were purchased and protected by the McKenzie River Trust in March, 2012; we are just beginning to learn about the extensive bird use of this site. Help us add a new species to our bird list! Located just 5 miles southwest of Highway 126 and upstream of Fern Ridge Reservoir, this protected property is a conservation jewel in Eugene's backyard. This tour is open to all skill levels. Only an interest in nature is necessary!