Fort Cascades National Historic Site, WA

Fort Cascades National Historic Site, WA
Photo: Jesse Brownlee

Saturday, May 12, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Special Focus
Easy: 1.5 miles, little elev. gain

Join environmental educator Roland Begin for an educational hike to uncover the rich cultural history of this area, beginning with the Chinook-speaking tribes who have lived since time immemorial along "Big River" and extending to the days of the EuroAmerican pioneers and the events around Fort Cascades. As we go we'll find native plants and learn their ethnobotanical uses. We'll also spend some time discussing the role of fire in forest ecology as we look to the opposite side of the river to Oregon.

Afterwards, for those interested, we can carpool to a nearby pioneer cemetery where famous residents of Fort Cascades and some tribal members from that era are buried.

This is an event in partnership with Native Plant Month, a 31-day celebration of native plants brought to you by Portland chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO).



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