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Site Guide: Johnson Road, Washington County, Oregon


Submitted by: Greg Gillson

Site: Johnson Road

Site ownership: logging road

County: Washington

General directions: From Staleys Junction, at intersection of Hwy 26 and Hwy 47, go 7.0 miles towards Vernonia. This is 1.0 miles past the Tophill Trailhead of the Banks-Vernonia Linear State Park (rest rooms here).

Habitats: Johnson Road is gated after 2 miles.

Season: April-June

Comments: MOUNTAIN QUAIL and WESTERN BLUEBIRD in clearcut at mile 0.1. Also a BLUE GROUSE head in April 2003.

RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS at mile 1.2 in standing snags and western redcedar left standing. Up to 6 on 20 March 2004.

Main road gated at mile 1.5 but side road to right continues another 0.4 miles. At end of this side road a GRAY JAY and 6 HUTTON'S VIREOS in March 2004.

Also along road: PILEATED WOODPECKER, VARIED THRUSH, HERMIT THRUSH, HAIRY WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK.