The Imperatrice property, owned by the city of Ashland, is located on a large landslide that provides an excellent location to view the entire Bear Creek Valley and the various geological formations that are found within the valley and adjacent ridges. We will walk about 1.5 miles uphill to get to the top of the landslide where we will eat lunch and then loop back down completing this 3 mile hike.
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.
SOLC Land Stewards, Karen and Kristi, are looney for citizen science, also called community science. Community scientists document observations of the natural world and share the data with a referred database. The data is then made available to researchers. In this article learn about the importance of community science and some ways you can contribute to this global movement.
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.