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Brian Booth State Park Comprehensive Plan

The Parks Have a New Name

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission recently combined Ona Beach State Park and Beaver Creek State Natural Area into a single park under a new name, Brain Booth State Park, honoring the first chair of the Commission who passed away a year ago. The original Ona Beach and Beaver Creek areas will retain their traditional names as subareas of the larger park. The combined park includes a total of 1261 acres under OPRD’s current ownership.
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Work on the Comprehensive Plan Continues

The Department (OPRD) continues to work on a plan for Beaver Creek and Ona Beach, now officially named Brian Booth State Park, located south of Newport in Lincoln County. Beaver Creek was recently opened with initial improvements as Park of the Year for 2010.  Ona Beach was established many years ago. Additional lands have recently been acquired, mostly adjacent to ONA Beach. A map of the planning area is available for viewing on this web site. Other relevant materials produced in the planning process, when they become available, will also be posted at this web site.
 
A plan is needed to fully address future recreational use and resource management in the park. In the planning process, OPRD is taking a comprehensive look at current information on natural and cultural resource conditions and management needs related to both parks, outdoor recreation trends in the region, areas within the parks that are suitable for recreational use, measures needed to avoid significant impacts on local public services and neighboring land uses, and related ideas and concerns identified through public input.

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Planning Area

Click here to view a map of OPRD's current park ownership that will be included in the plan.
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Draft Plan Now Available for Review


The draft plan for Brian Booth State Park is now available for review on this web site.  Click on the following links for the Plan and the Appendices.

Comprehensive Plan - January 2014 Draft

Comprehensive Plan - 2013 Draft

Appendix A: Supplemental Natural Resource Data

Appendix B: Vegetation Inventory and Botanical Resource Assessment

Appendix C: Wildlife Assessment

Appendix D: Interpretive Assessment

Appendix E: Cultural History of Brian Booth State Park Vicinity


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Public Meetings Schedule

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss the (January 2014 draft) Comprehensive
Plan for Brian Booth State Park at their meeting scheduled for February 5. The meeting is being held at the State Fairgrounds, Cascade Hall, 2330 17th Street N.E., Salem. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM. Staff will ask the Commission for direction to proceed with a public hearing on the draft plan. The public hearing that follows will be held in Newport, probably in mid March. All persons on our newsletter mailing list will receive direct notice of the hearing, in addition to publication of the notice in local newspapers.

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Stakeholder Committee Representation

The stakeholder committee is made up of representatives of interest groups and agencies that have direct interests in one or both parks. The following interest groups and agencies are represented on the committee:


 

 Lincoln County Planning

 Oregon Dept. Fish & Wildlife

 Lincoln County Public Works

 Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

 Mid-Coast Watershed Council

 Lincoln County Outdoor School Association

 Wetlands Conservancy

 Oregon Equestrian Trails

 Yaquina Birders and Naturalists

 Oregon Dept. of Transportation

 Corvallis-to-Sea Trail Partnership

 Oregon State Police

 Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District 

 Oregon Coast Visitor Association

 Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council

 Lincoln County Economic Development Alliance

 Central Coast Fly Fishers Association

 Seal Rock Trails Group

 Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition

 Park Neighbors


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Staff Contact

Please direct questions or comments to:
 
Ron Campbell, Park Master Planner
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer Street N.E., Suite C
Salem, Oregon  97301-1271
503-986-0743
ron.campbell@state.or.us
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