The City is a year into its involvement with the Oregon Solutions Clatsop Plains Elk Project! Both the human-behavioral and elk-behavioral subcommittees are wrapping up their findings into final reports so the stakeholders can enter the active solution options phase of the project.
Conveniently, ODFW is also in the midst of their annual elk herd composition surveys. As the Oregon Solutions project can benefit from the most accurate herd numbers possible, ODFW will be surveying the elk herds throughout the OS Clatsop Plains project area via helicopter over the next couple of days.
The helicopters will stay high to avoid pushing the elk any given direction. However, we wanted you to be aware should you hear/see the helicopters and wonder what’s up.
As always, remember you are invited to keep both the City and ODFW apprised of any elk encounters you experience, whether positive or negative. Here is a direct link to the wildlife reporting page.