Deschutes River Ecology, OR

Deschutes River Ecology, OR
Photo: Mark McConnell

Friday, May 3, 2019

9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Members Only
Special Focus
Moderate: 4-5 miles | little elev. gain

Take a leisurely walk with naturalist Ralph Thomas Rogers on the Deschutes River Trail, where we'll learn about riparian ecology with an emphasis on birds, plants and butterflies. We’ll be hiking out and back on the river trail.

Because a fire last fall had burned much of the area we will be hiking through, it offers a great opportunity to discuss fire ecology of this mostly shrub-steppe habitat of the Columbia Basin. While much of the riparian area is still intact there is also considerable damage, and we will discuss what impacts this will have on the Deschutes River ecology.

Bring your favorite field guide or plant ID book as this will be a great opportunity to spend time talking about and identifying many species. This will be a slower-paced walk with frequent stops for discussion.

Registration is a two-step process:
  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.
  2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.
Note: We no longer have wait lists. Keep an eye on sold-out events for space to open up as cancellations happen. Registration remains open until 2 p.m. the day (or Friday) before the outing. 
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