Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive
Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times.
Ranger Carey (aka "Banana Slug Queen") shares some of the more fascinating characteristics of her favorite animal in the parks—the often-maligned and under-appreciated banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus).
Ranger Shaina discuss the largest land mammals in the parks (and largest subspecies of North American elk), Roosevelt elk. Lean about elk reproductive behavior, where to see 'em, and how to observe safely.
Since 1949, the path of salmon on Cedar Creek had been blocked by a culvert. This video shows the stream restoration project that saved a salmon spawning stronghold. You can visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and drive over the bridge along Howland Hill Road where the salmon are running once again!
The Bald Hills Road serves as a scenic byway to a high prairie landscape dotted with magnificent 300-year-old Oregon white oak trees. This region of the parks offers fields of colorful springtime wildflowers and trail access to several historic ranches. A Roosevelt elk herd could surprise you!