New bridge and kiosk at Metolius Preserve

Jul 10, 2012
The North Fork entrance to the Preserve now has a new kiosk and will soon have a new pedestrian bridge.

Crews have been busy at the Metolius Preserve's North Fork Kiosk making this entry point to the Preserve more welcoming.

A new kiosk was just installed and it will soon house interpretive signs about the Preserve. In a fun twist, the shake roof of the kiosk will be made from larch trees from the Metolius Preserve that fell last winter in wind storms.

More of those larch logs have been hand peeled and are being used in the construction of a new north fork footbridge. Watch a slideshow on the bridge construction thus far. This bridge will finally link the south and north forks of the Preserve! Carol Wall's upcoming Metolius Preserve Hike on July 21st will walk that route. Join her if you'd like to see the new improvements.

Finally, once the bridge is in place crews will build a new gravel parking lot at the kiosk. Funding for these projects was made possible by the J.C. Kellogg Foundation and other private donors. Thank you!  Thanks as well to Chuck Newport and his crew at Construction Management Services for all their great work.