GEOS Institute / Trout Unlimited to discuss wildfire’s environmental “benefits”

river-fireThursday, September 24 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
“The Science of Wildfire, The Science of Trout”

Venue: ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E Main St in Ashland, OR

Dominick DellaSala will give a presentation on his new book about wildfire, “Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix” and Dr. Jack Williams, the Senior Scientist for Trout Unlimited, will present about trout. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by KS Wild, The Geos Institute, Trout Unlimited, and the Siskiyou Chapter of Native Plant Society of Oregon.


 

wildfire-salvageThursday, October 15 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
“Nature’s Phoenix: The Science of Wildfire”

Venue: Howie’s on Front, 16 N Front St, Medford OR

Dominick DellaSala (Published opinions: “Oregon forests were born to burn” / “California forests were born to burn“) will give a presentation on his new book about wildfire, “Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix” at the Science Works’ Taphouse Talk located at Howie’s on Front (16 N. Front) in Medford from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The event is free to the public. (7/20/2015 interview)

Sponsored by ScienceWorks, The Geos Institute, and KS Wild.


Fall Hikes (fyi)

Join KS Wild for a short, family friendly stroll to see salmon spawning, for an all-day excursion to the Takelma Gorge, or explore the wild Kalmiopsis Rim Trail. Space is limited, sign up today.

Friday, September 25: Takelma Gorge Hike
Check out gorgeous fall colors and a steep river canyon along the upper Rogue River. Carpool meets at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland at 9am.

Sunday, October 11: Kalmiopsis Rim Trail
Enjoy vistas of the Chetco watershed and landscapes recovering from the Biscuit Fire.  The trail begins at the Onion Camp trailhead.  This is a moderate hike and family friendly. Meet at Coffee Heaven in Cave Junction at 9am.

October 17, 18 & 21: Bear Creek Salmon Hike 
Explore Bear Creek to see spawning Chinook salmon from 1-3pm. Hike meets in the Lynn-Newbry parking lot in Talent.

Saturday, October 24: Illinois River Salmon Hike
See Chinook salmon spawning in the Illinois River from 1-3pm. Hike meets at Illinois Forks State Park near Cave Junction.

Sunday, October 25: Bear Creek Salmon Hike
Explore Bear Creek to see spawning Chinook salmon from 1-3pm. Hike meets in the Lynn-Newbry parking lot in Talent.

Saturday, October 31: Applegate River Salmon Hike
See Chinook in the Applegate River from 1-3pm. Hike meets at the north entrance of Fish Hatchery Park near Grants Pass.

Sunday, November 1: Illinois River Salmon Hike
See Chinook salmon spawning in the Illinois River from 1-3pm. Hike meets at Illinois Forks State Park near Cave Junction.

Saturday, November 14: Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Hike
Enjoy stunning views along this Little Applegate River trail system. Carpool meets at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland at 9am.

For all hikes, bring plenty of water, comfortable walking shoes, warm layers, and a lunch. Call Morgan at (541) 488-5789 or visit www.kswild.org/hikes for more information, directions, and to sign up for a hike.

Morgan Lindsay
Outreach Director

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