Courtney Cloyd

Courtney Cloyd was an engineering geologist on the Siuslaw National Forest from 1987 to 2001. He also worked on the Rogue River National Forest from 1975 to 1984, and on the Siskiyou National Forest from 1984 to 1987. He retired in 2010 as the Senior Geologist for Geologic Resources and Geologic Hazards for the U.S. Forest Service. Courtney has a degree in geology from the University of Oregon, graduate studies at the University of Nevada-Reno, and was a registered professional geologist in Oregon and Washington. Courtney died in January of 2023.

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  • Oregon Dunes

    Miles and miles of windblown sand. The Oregon Dunes stretch for fifty-four miles, from Heceta Head north of Florence to Cape Arago just south of Coos Bay. Well over 100,000 years old, this dune complex of roughly 40,000 acres covers the largest area of any dune system on the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    Created by Congress in 1972, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA) provides federal management for the largest expanse of sand dunes on the West Coast. Located between Coos Bay-North Bend on the south and Florence on the north, the dunes cover an area approximately forty miles long …

    Oregon Encyclopedia