3 Beaver Ponds of various size along Prairie Creek, part of the Little Deschutes River Watershed.
Address: Behind and west of La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road, La Pine, OR 97739
Latitude, Longitude: 43.6807673,-121.5063776
Curriculum: Cascade Streamwatch and Science In the Forest
Season: Late Spring, Early Fall
Focal Topics: Beaver habitat, Oregon Spotted Frog habitat, water quality, plants, forestry
Standards / Benchmarks: ODE Science Benchmarks
Facilities: La Pine High School
Elevation (ft): 4,234
ADA Accessible for All? No
Directions: From Bend, take Hwy 97 south to La Pine. Turn R onto 1st Street/Reed Rd. (at Taco Bell). Take 1st Street just west of Coach to the La Pine High School entrance and pull into parking lot. The site is along the road that runs between the football field and the HS (the SW corner of the school campus).
Bus Turnaround? Yes
Other Considerations: If this site is scheduled for a visit during warm weather in the Spring – the potential for mosquitoes is high, so permission slips should include information to parents about potentially providing or allowing the use of natural or synthetic bug spray. On School District property
Contact: Bess Ballantine, Wolftree, 541-549-1459