Driving History Tour of Upper Bear Creek Valley
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Driving History Tour of Upper Bear Creek Valley

Jeff LaLande, archeologist and local historian, will lead an evening driving tour of Upper Bear Creek Valley. Stops include Hill-Dunn Cemetery on Emigrant Lake, Mountain House, and Hugh Barron Ranch on Old Pacific/Old Siskiyou Highway. He will talk about the history of native inhabitants and early whites in the area.

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Family Walkabout at Rogue River Preserve
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Family Walkabout at Rogue River Preserve

Here’s a chance for families to explore the Preserve. Bring your little ones and let them discover the wonders of nature. There will be a guided activity as well as lunch by the river. Some walking and lots of exploring. Recommended for children three years and older. Folks should bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy along the river.

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Author Talk: Julia Corbett Discusses Her Award-winning Book “Out of the Woods”
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk: Julia Corbett Discusses Her Award-winning Book “Out of the Woods”

  • 84 4th Street Ashland, OR, 97520 United States (map)
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On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7 p.m., Author Julia Corbett will be reading from her award-winning book “Out of the Woods.” This event is free and open to the public, hosted by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy at the Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth Street in Ashland.

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Birding the Rogue River Preserve
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

Birding the Rogue River Preserve

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.

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Geology of the Cascade Foothills
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Geology of the Cascade Foothills

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.

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Jacksonville Woodlands History Tour
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Jacksonville Woodlands History Tour

You won’t want to miss this fabulous tour through the Woodlands in Jacksonville with funny, inspiring, and knowledgeable leader, Larry Smith. This is a four-mile hike through Jacksonville’s Historic Rich Gulch Mining District and descent into French Gulch to view a reestablished hydraulic mining display and water cannon.

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Wild Mushrooms of the Rogue River Preserve
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Wild Mushrooms of the Rogue River Preserve

Local photographer and naturalist, Mike Potts, will lead folks around the Rogue River Preserve to find, identify and learn about wild mushroom species that inhabit the Preserve. This is not a foraging outing but rather an opportunity to learn about mushrooms while exploring this beautiful piece of land along the Rogue River.

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