Andrew Reasoner wildlife refuge is a private 300-acre spread. Wandering Bare has spoken to the owners and they have given the go-ahead for nude hiking. They will close the refuge for the time that we are there. You can walk naked feeling completely secure! You can’t get much better than that! The owners only ask not to be naked near the road or when in sight of the neighbors, other than that we have free reign of the refuge!
The Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve Conservation Easement protects 294 acres of oak savannah and in the Long Tom River watershed. Seasonal creeks, rocky outcroppings, and a special forest management area provide a home for iconic Oregon white oak trees and Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, native birds, elks, deer, and more. The oak woodlands on the property make it a great home for many species of wildlife native to the Willamette Valley. Because of the loss of most of the oak savannah habitat in the region, the remaining oaks like those found on the Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve are increasingly important. Critical species on the property include acorn woodpecker, chipping sparrow, yellow-breasted chat, western bluebird, slender-billed nuthatch, Western gray squirrel, shaggy horkelia, and Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass. Deer, bobcat, cougar, bear, rattlesnake, and many species of migratory birds also visit or make their homes on the property.