Why You Should Visit
Named after the rare and endangered rough popcornflower 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.
North of Roseburg, in Southwest Oregon
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Since receiving the preserve as a gift from the Oerding family in 1992 and 1993, much of the Conservancy’s work has focused on restoring habitat for the rough popcornflower. Scientists and volunteers have removed invasive trees, implemented a long-term teasel control project, and collected and sowed native seeds.