Oregon

Field Trips and Events

From the staggering beauty of the coast to the vast open spaces of the deserts and prairies, our state is a quilted landscape of stunning places to explore.

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Join us on a hike. Learn from our experts at a lecture. Get your hands dirty at a volunteer work party. Any way you choose to engage, we're happy you're here. Find a listing of upcoming events below!


Special Events


  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, Oregon


    April 22, 2017

      Camassia is a spring wildflower haven and contains many “small worlds” from Oregon white oak-madrone woodlands to wet meadows. Join Jackie Wilson, volunteer naturalist and local bird expert, on a tour of the preserve in search of birds and spring w... Learn more


  • Nature Rocks!

    Upper Table Rock
    Table Rock Road
    Central Point, OR 97502


    March 25, 2017

      Celebrate spring break with Molly Allen, a BLM Environmental Interpreter, on a general information hike to the top of the Upper Table Rock that's suitable for the whole family. It'll be an educational and fun introduction to wildflower identification, ethnobot... Learn more


  • Explore Cascade Head

    Cascade Head Preserve
    Lincoln City, OR

    August 19, 2017

    Cascade Head provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers and the Oregon silverspot butterfly. Join Conservancy volunteer naturalists on a tour of this coastal promontory. We will meet at Cascade Head's upper trailhead and hike on a moderate... Learn more


  • Explore Cascade Head

    Cascade Head Preserve
    Lincoln City, OR

    September 16, 2017

    Cascade Head provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers and the Oregon silverspot butterfly. Join Conservancy volunteer naturalists on a tour of this coastal promontory. We will meet at Cascade Head's upper trailhead and hike on a moderate... Learn more


  • Desert Wildflower Hike

    Juniper Hills Preserve
    Southeast of Prineville

    May 20, 2017

    Juniper Hills serves as a vital migratory corridor for elk, antelope and other wildlife, and hosts a wide variety of wildflowers and grasses. Nestled between the Ochoco Mountains and the Maury Mountains, this remarkably diverse Central Oregon landscape is accented by... Learn more


  • Climb to McCall Point

    Tom McCall Preserve
    Mosier, OR

    May 13, 2017

    Join Conservancy staff on a hike to McCall Point. The newly renovated and partially relocated McCall Point trail from the Rowena Crest parking area winds upward through grasslands and oak woodlands, providing spectacular views of the Columbia Gorge, snow-capped Mt. H... Learn more


  • Hike to Tom McCall Plateau

    Tom McCall Preserve
    Mosier, OR

    April 30, 2017

    Join Conservancy staff on a hike around the mound-and-swale plateau to enjoy a fabulous show of native flowering plants, featuring abundant lupine and balsamroot at peak bloom. Look for a variety of passerine birds, including red-winged blackbirds, at the vernal pond... Learn more


  • Nature Walk: Prairie Restoration and Fender’s Blue Butterfly

    Willow Creek Preserve
    South of West 18th Avenue
    West Eugene, OR

    May 06, 2017

      Explore Willow Creek Preserve and learn about native wildflowers, prairies in the Willamette Valley and our work restoring habitat for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly. This easy 1.5 mile walk on level ground will include visits to several habitats... Learn more


  • Explore Cascade Head

    Cascade Head Preserve
    Lincoln City, OR

    July 29, 2017

      Cascade Head provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers and the Oregon silverspot butterfly. Join Conservancy volunteer naturalists on a tour of this coastal promontory. We will meet at Cascade Head's upper trailhead and hike on a m... Learn more


  • Mother's Day Fun

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, Oregon

    May 14, 2017

      This natural area just outside of Portland features a spectacular spring wildflower bloom, geologic features and abundant local wildlife, including nesting osprey. Volunteer naturalists will be stationed along our flat one-mile trail, educating visitors about ... Learn more


  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, Oregon

    April 23, 2017

      Camassia is a spring wildflower haven and contains many “small worlds” from Oregon white oak-madrone woodlands to wet meadows. Join our volunteer naturalists on a tour of the preserve, highlighting the spring bloom and the natural history of this s... Learn more


  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, Oregon


    April 15, 2017

      Camassia is a spring wildflower haven and contains many “small worlds” from Oregon white oak-madrone woodlands to wet meadows. Join our volunteer naturalists on a tour of the preserve, highlighting the spring bloom and the natural history of this s... Learn more


  • Nature Hike: Coburg Ridge Summit

    Coburg Ridge Preserve
    In the western foothills of the Cascade Range
    East of Eugene

    September 23, 2017

      Join TNC staff on a moderate to strenuous 3-4 mile hike to the top of Coburg Ridge Preserve, as we explore native prairie, oak woodland and savanna habitats and learn about our work to restore Oak systems and habitat for the endangered Fender’s blue butt... Learn more


  • Nature Walk: Birding at Willamette Confluence

    Willamette Confluence
    Near 33995 Seavey Loop Rd.
    Eugene, OR

    June 25, 2017

      Join TNC staff and expert local birders Tom and Allison Mickel on a meander through the diverse habitats of Willamette Confluence Preserve to hear, see and learn about the many birds that live here. We’ll also be seeing and learning about TNC’s pio... Learn more


  • Lichen Hikin'

    Upper Table Rock
    Table Rock Road
    Central Point, OR 97502

    March 12, 2017

      This is prime time to observe lichens, bryophytes and terrestrial algae with John Villella, a botanist with the Siskiyou Biosurvey and member of the American Bryological & Lichenological Society, and members of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Some lich... Learn more


  • Dive into Vernal Ponds

    Upper Table Rock
    Table Rock Road
    Central Point, OR 97502

    February 25, 2017

      Join Molly Morison, Stewardship Coordinator with The Nature Conservancy, and Dr. Michael Parker, SOU Biology Department Chair and aquatic ecologist, to learn about the seasonal and quick changing nature of vernal pools and the plants and animals that live ther... Learn more


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