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  • Table Rock Unplugged

    Lower Table Rock 
    May 20, 2018

    BYOU (bring your own ukulele) and join Tish McFadden, founder and leader of the Southern Oregon Ukulele Players (SOUP) and local musician Jeff Kloetzel, for a musical trip along the trail. A sing-along and jam session will be held at the top of the rock. All skill le... Learn more


  • Bug out on the Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rock
    May 19, 2018

    Hike with Dr. Bill Schaupp, entomologist with the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection, to observe and discuss the incredible insects that live on or flutter by the Table Rocks. On this hike, you will gain a deeper appreciation for how insects live an... Learn more


  • Yoga on the Rocks

    Lower Table Rock
    May 12, 2018

    Join local yoga teacher Jamie Harris of Soul Shine Yoga & Massage at the trailhead for some basic yoga postures designed to stretch and prepare your body for the hike to the top. During the journey up the trail, emphasis will be on breath and moving meditation. A... Learn more


  • Walk with Words Hike at Table Rocks

    Upper Table Rock 
    May 06, 2018

    Dave Harvey and members of the Oregon Poetry Association, Rogue Valley Unit, will share poems inspired by nature and the Table Rocks along a hike to the top of the Rock. Hikers are encouraged to bring a favorite or original poem inspired by nature to share. Hikers wi... Learn more


  • Whoo Comes Out At Night Hike at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rock Loop Trail
    May 12, 2018

    BLM wildlife biologist Steve Godwin will lead a night hike to look for and listen to the creatures of the night on the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) He will attempt to lure pygmy, great horned and screech owls–no guarantees! A short pr... Learn more


  • Tell Me A Story at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rock Loop Trail
    May 05, 2018

    A very special hike for kids and their favorite adult! Join members of the Storytelling Guild on a trek along the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) and listen to legends and tales about the Takelma Indians who once lived in this area. Learn abou... Learn more


  • Hike at Camp White: “The Alcatraz of Boot Camps”

    Upper Table Rocks Preserve
    May 05, 2018

    Travel back in time with BLM archaeologists Jennifer Sigler and Lisa Rice to the WWII era when Southern Oregon was a major training center for the U.S. military. Participants will be led on a guided exploration of the remains of the Camp White artillery range which i... Learn more


  • Bee Safari at Table Rocks

    Upper Table Rock
    April 29, 2018

    Join Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a. Bee Girl, and Sasha Joachims, BLM botanist, to find out what all the buzz is about. They will explain why bee pollination is essential for our survival and tell you about the unique pollinator conservation projects on nearby public lands.... Learn more


  • Lichen Hikin’ with a Fun-gi at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rock
    April 29, 2018

    Spring is a 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 lichen ... Learn more


  • Legacy of a Landmark Hike at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rock
    April 28, 2018

    Jeff LaLande, retired archaeologist and historian for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, will discuss the role of the Table Rocks in the culture and legends of the Takelma Indians, as well as the history of the Table Rocks area during the “Indian Wars&rd... Learn more


  • Grand Ronde Tribes, Past to Present Hike at Table Rocks

    Upper Table Rock
    April 22, 2018

    Join Michael Karnosh, Ceded Lands Program Manager at the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, to learn about traditional and culturally important plants of the tribes whose ancestors include the original residents of the Table Rocks area. He will discuss modern da... Learn more


  • City Lights & Celestial Sights at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rocks
    April 21, 2018

    Join Joe Stodola, astronomer and member of the Grants Pass Astronomers, on a night hike to share the wonders of the night sky at the top of the Rock. The Lyrid Meteor Shower should be at its peak and often produces bright trails. Bring flashlights, binoculars and a r... Learn more


  • Tell Me A Story at Table Rocks

    Lower Table Rocks Preserve
    April 21, 2018

    A very special hike for kids and their favorite adult! Join members of the Storytelling Guild on a trek along the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2 mile accessible trail) and listen to legends and tales about the Takelma Indians who once lived in this area. Learn abou... Learn more


  • Sycan Marsh Bird Walk

    Sycan Marsh Preserve
    South of Silver Lake, OR
    May 05, 2018

    Sycan Marsh Preserve is a vast, verdant wetland in the upper reaches of the Klamath Basin and is home to thousands of nesting and migrating birds, threatened fish and newly discovered aquatic creatures. Join preserve staff for a tour of Sycan Marsh preserve while we ... Learn more


  • Middle Willamette Confluence Preserve Tour

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    September 22, 2018

    The Willamette Confluence features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect th... Learn more


  • Nature Hike: Coburg Ridge Summit

    Coburg Ridge Preserve
    In the western foothills of the Cascade Range, east of Eugene
    September 08, 2018

    Join TNC staff on a 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 butterfly in the Willamette V... Learn more


  • Explore Cascade Head

    Cascade Head Preserve
    Lincoln City, OR
    September 08, 2018

    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


  • East Willamette Confluence Preserve Tour

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    August 11, 2018

    The Willamette Confluence features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect th... Learn more


  • Explore Cascade Head

    Cascade Head Preserve
    Lincoln City, OR
    July 28, 2018

    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


  • Nature Walk: Birding at the Willamette Confluence

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    June 16, 2018

    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 pioneering techniques ... Learn more


  • Juniper Hills Desert Wildflower Walk

    Juniper Hills Preserve
    SE of Prineville near Post, OR
    June 09, 2018

    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


  • Willamette Confluence Preserve Tour

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    June 09, 2018

    The Willamette Confluence features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect th... Learn more


  • Climb McCall Point

    Tom McCall Preserve
    Mosier, OR
    May 19, 2018

    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


  • Nature Walk: Birding at the Willamette Confluence

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    May 16, 2018

    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 pioneering techniques ... Learn more


  • Mother's Day Fun

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, OR
    May 13, 2018

    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 local w... Learn more


  • Nature Walk: Prairie Restoration and Fender's blue butterfly

    Willow Creek Preserve
    South of West 18th Avenue, in West Eugene
    May 12, 2018

    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 including we... Learn more


  • Willamette Confluence Preserve Tour

    Willamette Confluence Preserve
    Lane County, OR
    May 12, 2018

    The Willamette Confluence features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley and includes six miles of river corridor, floodplain forest, wetlands, upland oak woodlands and native prairie. The Conservancy is working with partners to reconnect th... Learn more


  • Spring Wildflower Walk 

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, OR
    April 29, 2018

    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 special si... Learn more


  • Tom McCall Plateau Hike

    Tom McCall Preserve
    Mosier, OR
    April 28, 2018

    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


  • Earth Day Wildflower Walk

    Camassia Natural Area
    West Linn, OR
    April 21, 2018

    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 special s... Learn more


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