||NPSO Native Plant Garden at Avery Park
In 1996 the Corvallis Chapter of the
Native Plant Society installed a native plant garden in Avery
Park surrounding the
CEC's Avery House Nature Center. The garden focuses on
habitat types specific to our region, such as coniferous
understory, prairie, oak woodland, and a rock garden. Come see
what's growing, volunteer to help maintain the garden, or click
on the image to the left to view the garden's website and learn
more about gardening with natives!
Park is a 75-acre county park with walking/biking trails
along the Mary's River and is located just south of Philomath
Ave. off 15th St. in Corvallis (1310 SW Avery Park Dr.). The Avery House
is also the chapter's monthly meeting location at 7:30pm on the
second Monday of each month (October-June).
Download a list of what's planted in the Avery Park
Native Plant Garden HERE.
The highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range
offers unique views of Noble fir and subalpine meadows. For directions and general information, visit
the Siuslaw National Forest
This location in the Willamette National
Forest is home to many rare plant species and a variety of
habitat types including forest, meadows and rock gardens in which to
view unique high-country wildflowers. Take Hwy 20 east past Sweet Home
and after about 34m turn right onto Forest Service road 15 and watch for signs.
Download an Iron Mountain plant list
This 144-acre county park supports many
different wetland communities in addition to several rare species, such
as Lomatium bradshawii and Sidalcea nelsoniana. Grant funds from
the Corvallis Chapter NPSO helped to build the boardwalk trail through
part of this wetland. View the Benton County
for more information.
Jackson-Frazier plant list HERE.
|William L. Finley National
View many of the Willamette Valley's historic
habitats and its largest remaining tract of wet prairie. Located just 10
miles south of Corvallis off Hwy 99 (26208 Finley Refuge Rd.). For more
information visit their
Download a plant list for this area
|3-Fingered Jack/Canyon Creek
Rich wildflower meadows with stunning views
are what make this central Cascade trail system in the Mount Jefferson
Wilderness extremely popular. For the lower loop trail, take Hwy 20 east
8 miles past the Santiam Pass to Forest Service road 12. Turn left and
travel about 4 miles to FS 1230. After about 1.4 miles, turn left onto
FS 1234 and follow it about 5 miles to the trailhead at Jack Lake
Download a plant list for this