Haystack Rock Awareness Program
The Haystack Rock Awareness Program
The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is a stewardship and environmental educational program whose mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands national Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock.
Since its modest beginnings in 1985, HRAP has educated and
inspired tens of thousands of adults and children to learn about
the natural resources not only at Haystack Rock but also in their
own backyards and special places.
Stewardship and Environmental Education
Our focus has always been stewardship and protecting the ecosystem from thoughtless harm. To accomplish this, HRAP offers an extensive interpretive program on the beach at Haystack Rock during the spring and summer months. Our trained staff can answer questions on topics ranging from the simple (What is that? What does it eat?) to the complex (What are the ecological consequences of collecting animals or plants from this area?).
A Note on Injured Wildlife
As our shores are home to a multitude of wildlife, it is not uncommon to find injured animals and birds. Please remember not to touch any wildlife. Birds and animals are known to change their normal behavior if touched by humans. Mother seals who “beach” their babies are known to abandon the infant if human scent is noted. Please respect that nature is not always “pretty” and that the natural life cycle of wildlife is best left undisturbed by human beings.
Report injured seals to the Police Department at 503-436-2811.
Injured birds may be reported to the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast at 503-338-0331 and 503-338-3954
Care to donate to the program?
View the HRAP Wish List for more information.
View the HRAP "Wish List" for more information.