Join us on a four-mile hike through Jacksonville’s Historic Rich Gulch Mining District and descend down into French Gulch to view a reestablished hydraulic mining display and water cannon. The three hour hike will also include the Chinese Diggings and Panorama Point and if time allows a partial hike on the Petard Water Ditch Trail.
Join us for our 39th Member Picnic & Annual Meeting. We're excited to celebrate at this year's event the success of the Heart of the Rogue campaign thanks to supporters like you.
Join retired forest ecologist and former SOLC board member, Dr. Tom Atzet, for a viewing of the Hellgate Canyon and hike to one of the top 10 parks in Oregon, Indian Mary Park.
Learn with Kathleen and Linda how to safely catch and identify butterflies on a privately conserved property on the Siskiyou Summit and on the adjacent Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This event is perfect for beginners, kids welcome.
This outing is for folks who’ve never been to the Preserve or have only seen a little of it. We’ll explore its outer limits including a peek into the magical floodplain forest, wandering through the oak savanna, and enjoying a bag lunch by the spectacular Rogue River.
Join Randy Frick, retired USFS Fish Biologist, on a walk to where Chinook salmon are seen spawning in the fall. There will be other wildlife sightings during the walk and along the river. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy has an option to buy this valley-floor property for conservation.
Join Frank Lospalluto, Bob Hunter and Karen Hussey on this birding trip to a private property on the Rogue River near Dodge Bridge County Park. Birds may include Lewis’s Woodpecker, Western Bluebird, Oak Titmouse, Pygmy Owl, and Bald Eagle, as well as fall migrants.
Help us add to our dragonfly list while learning about dragonfly biology on a gorgeous property on the Rogue River. This outing will be led by amazing naturalists who are also talented birders and photographers, Norm Barrett, Gary Schaffer, and Jim Livaudais. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy is in the process of purchasingthis beautiful 352-acre property.
Hike in the early evening with botanist, naturalist and Land Conservancy staff, Kristi Mergenthaler. View the spectacular wildflowers along the Pacific Crest Trail at Sky King Cole, a conserved private property near Pilot Rock. We may see the rare Greene’s mariposa lily in bloom
Come join us for a general introduction to the Rogue River Preserve, an outstanding property on the Rogue River near Eagle Point. This is a great opportunity for first-timers to see the beauty of this 352-acre property with floodplain forest, oak woodlands, vernal pools, incredible wildlife habitat, and over 2 miles of riverfront.
Hike in the early evening with botanist, naturalist, and our Stewardship Director, Kristi Mergenthaler, on this beautiful property east of Ashland. The City of Ashland’s Imperatrice property, in the Cascade Mountain Foothills, is a beautiful 825-acre property with grassland flowers, and glorious views.
Walk the oak woodlands, vernal pools and an impressive riparian forest along the Rogue River near Eagle Point with forest ecologist and one of the most popular guides in the region, Dr. Tom Atzet. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy is in the process of purchasing this beautiful 352-acre property.