One of the rarest beetles in the world lives right here in Oregon. Its home is just a few patches of sand, each no more than a few hundred yards long. What do they need to survive? Apparently, they need bulldozers. Dune-clearing intended for the threatened snowy plover seems to be helping this rare tiger beetle hold on to survival.

Xerces Society
Oregon Field Guide’s 1990 visit to New River
Oregon Biodiversity Information Center


Producer - Ed Jahn
Videographer/Editor - Todd Sonflieth
Special Thanks - Kathy Castelein, Dave Lauten, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, Giff Beaton, Chris Wirth