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Alex Hole Camp Out and Restoration Project

 Fence building with KS Wild and Northwest Youth Crew 2016 at Wrangle Camp, Siskiyou Crest.

Fence building with KS Wild and Northwest Youth Crew 2016 at Wrangle Camp, Siskiyou Crest.

Spend a week camping in the backcountry on the scenic Siskiyou Crest and participate in a fence building project with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and KS Wild to protect and restore the sensitive wildflower meadows of Alex Hole.

Requirements: Participants must be physically able to lift or carry 30-80lbs, be prepared to work with wire, and camp for multiple days. Please bring work boots, personal camping gear, work gloves, durable pants. Participants may join for a portion of the week, but priority will be given to those who can spend multiple days. 

 The Alex Hole Meadows, at the heart of the beautiful and remote Siskiyou Crest. Photo by L. Ruediger. 

The Alex Hole Meadows, at the heart of the beautiful and remote Siskiyou Crest. Photo by L. Ruediger. 

Carpool will be arranged to this remote (and difficult to navigate) location. 

Space is limited, for questions contact jeanine@kswild.org or 541 488-5789

Sign up for this event today and we'll give you a call about details and transportation:

Name *
Phone number
Phone number
I would like to participate in the Alex Hole Stewardship Camp-out
I am available for the entire week July 16th-22nd
I understand that this event involves physical labor that may include, but is not limited to lifting 20-40 lbs, working with barbed wire, and being self-sufficient with primitive camping. *


Announcement Flyer below:

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10:00 AM10:00

Illinois Valley Clean Up at Waldo-Takilma Area of Critical Environmental Concern

Waldo-Takilma is one home to the rare and endangered Cook's Lomatium flower, hosts beautiful open mixed conifer habitat on serpentine soils - yet it is extremely threatened by vandalism and misuse.

Join KS Wild as a public lands steward on some of the most beautiful and also threatened places in the Klamath-Siskiyou. 

Stronger together: We will work together with the BLM, Illinois Valley residents, the Illinois Valley Soil and Water Conservation District to clean this place up - just in time for the finalizing of its designation as an official "Area of Critical Environmental Concern."

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12:30 AM00:30

Illinois Valley Clean Up at Reeves Creek Area of Environmental Concern

Volunteers wanted! This high priority location for the the federally endangered Cook's Lomatium flower has unfortunately become a local dumpsite. Join KS Wild and friends for a few satisfying hours of stewardship on your public lands.

Join KS Wild as a public lands steward on some of the most beautiful and also threatened places in the Klamath-Siskiyou. Along with local partners, we'll clean up the Reeves Creek before it is finally protected as a BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern.


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3:00 PM15:00

Outdoor Sketching and Painting with Paula Fong, KS Wild (FREE!)

When: September 22nd 3:00pm-6:00pm (Carpool leaving from Northwest Nature Shop at 2:30pm)

Where: Grouse Gap Shelter, Mt. Ashland Botanical Area

Instructors: Paula Fong, with help from local artist Deb Vanpoolen, and Jeanine Moy from KS Wild.

Grouse Gap, Mt. Ashland Botanical Area

Phlox | Illustration by Paula Fong

Enjoy plein air sketching and painting along-side local nature artist Paula Fong at the scenic Grouse Gap meadows. Beginner and experienced artists alike will benefit from the shared artistic experience, natural history anecdotes and some instructive guidance.

Participants will learn to observe the natural world with an artistic eye and discuss landscape patterns, natural forms, technique, and palette choices. Bring your art supplies of choice, appropriate layers and sun protection, and a camping chair (optional). Contact jeanine@kswild.org for more information.

Paula R. Fong specializes in illustrating plants and animals in their natural habitat. Her unique blend of detailed artistry and scientific accuracy has won her praise from both artists and scientists alike, see her work at prfong.com.

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Hike and Weed Pull at Mariposa Preserve
3:00 PM15:00

Hike and Weed Pull at Mariposa Preserve

An Evening of Stewardship at the Mariposa Botanical Preserve

Join Native Plant Society Botanist Julie Spelletich, BLM Botanist Armand Rebischke, and KS Wild to help pull invasive star thistle in the habitat of the rare Green's Mariposa Lily. After, we'll celebrate our work together at El Paraiso in Ashland.  

Carpool leaving at 3pm from El Paraiso on Clover Lane in Ashland. 

More on Mariposa Lily Preserve:  Mariposa Lily Botanical Area. The BLM acquired the area in 1993 in a unique land exchange involving the Nature Conservancy and ranchers in the Colestein Valley. The 222 acre botanical area is located west of Interstate 5 and just north of the California border and provides protection for Greene’s mariposa lily and Detling’s microseris. Greene’s mariposa lily grows only in southern Jackson County, Oregon and northern Siskiyou County, California. Detling’s microseris, is found only in Jackson County, OR. The preserve also serves as year-round habitat for blacktail deer and a small elk herd and contains portions of the old Oregon/California Trail.


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4:00 PM16:00

2nd Annual Wine & Wildflowers

Join KS Wild for flowers and fun!

After last year's excitment, we're pleased to bring back "Wine and Wildflowers" for a second time. Jeanine and Kristi will lead an interpretive hike to the most scenic location on the Rogue Valley rim. We'll examine dozens of wildflower species and some of the early butterflies that define the biodiversity of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. 

Hike Destination: Hobart Bluff, Cascade Siskiyou National Monument (via Pacific Crest Trail from Soda Mt. Road)

Carpool: Leaving from Northwest Nature Shop at 4:00, returning shortly after dark

Bring a bottle of wine, or your favorite wine-snackTo RSVP Visit

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9:00 AM09:00

Ecological Monitoring Training

What is happening in the most botanically special places of the Klamath-Siskiyou? What might the effects of a rapidly changing climate be on local plant communities? How has our changing relationship with the landscape impacted the types of vegetation we see today, and in the future?

We need your help to answer these questions. By working together, we will gather information about how our habitat is changing over time and be more prepared to address future concerns for our landscape.

This training will provide basic skills to read the forested landscape, identify common plants, rare species and invasive species. 

Join us for a hands-on training event, open to all - no background necessary. Seasoned and new Botanical Area volunteers encouraged to attend!

9-2pm Meeting at the KS Wild office, field trip to Oredson Todd - dress appropriately for rain or shine!

Lunch provided, bring a waterbottle, snacks.


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