Oh, what a night! On October 12, we gathered at the Ashland Hills Hotel for our annual Conservation Celebration to honor 40 years of protecting special places in our region. Take a peek at some of the night's highlights.
This is where all things wild, conserved, beautiful and exciting get talked about.
Hike with botanist, naturalist, and SOLC Stewardship Director, Kristi Mergenthaler, on this beautiful property east of Ashland.
Local biologist and writer Brandon Breen will lead a birding trip on this private property along the Rogue River outside of Eagle Point. Habitats include oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and an extensive floodplain forest with large black cottonwoods and black oaks. Birds may include Lewis’s Woodpecker, Western Bluebird, Oak Titmouse, Pygmy Owl, and Bald Eagle, as well as spring migrants.
Learn about this iconic rock while hiking 3 miles roundtrip. A BLM Interpreter will share information at stops along the way up to the top. Interpretation includes geology - the formation of the Table Rocks, conservation, history, and the flora and fauna found alongside the trail.
Take a walk with Steve Sheehy, a self-taught lichenologist and enthusiastic guide, at the Rogue River Preserve. During this outing, we will examine the various habitats of the Preserve to uncover the lichen diversity.