Effective April 1, 2021, this preserve is open to the public. Please observe social distancing guidelines, follow all posted site usage/visitation guidance and wear a mask whenever encountering other guests. Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) is prohibited on or over the preserve.
This property is privately owned and managed in order to protect the sensitive species that call it home. We appreciate your help in protecting the landscape and respecting all those who enjoy it.
Why You Should Visit
Named after the rare and endangered rough popcorn flower that thrives here, this preserve is one of the Umpqua Valley’s best remaining examples of wet prairie. Native grasses grow throughout, and seasonal flooding leads to an explosion of wildflowers in the spring and early summer.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
Since receiving the preserve as a gift from the Oerding family in 1992 and 1993, much of TNC's work has focused on restoring habitat for the rough popcorn flower. Scientists and volunteers have removed invasive trees, implemented a long-term teasel control project, and collected and sowed native seeds.