The Conservation, Science and Education Committee presents programs based on the activities of the other committees of the Club and on any other conservations, scientific or educational material relevant to the interests of the Club.

SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

 

You are cordially invited to attend our ExploraTalk programs. You do not have to be a member of the Obsidians to attend. You need only to bring your interest in the topic and your willingness to enjoy meeting and socializing with people in a lodge nestled among the trees.

ExploraTalk programs are normally held the third Tuesday of each month. They begin at 7:00 p.m. at our lodge.  Directions to lodge.

Questions about ExploraTalk programs?
Contact Jorry Rolfe - 541-206-9501 scied@obsidians.org

 

ExploraTalk Programs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019—Wilderness Strategies Project Update

Matt Peterson, Recreation Program Manager with the Forest Service will join us to address the new strategies to reduce impact and preserve the character of the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington and Three Sisters wilderness areas. Join us and bring your questions as Matt explains the impact of the strategies and what they will mean in planning future activities in these areas. Join us and bring your questions as Matt explains the impact of the strategies and what they will mean in planning future activities in these areas.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019—Restoring Riparian Areas

Restoring Riparian Areas in the Upper Willamette: Beavers and the Humans Who Act Like Them Join Elizabeth Goward and Daniel Dietz of the McKenzie River Trust as we explore the history of the Willamette floodplain and share how two keystone species, beavers and humans are helping to reshape floodplain restoration. We will examine riparian projects taking place in the upper Willamette that restore riparian floodplain processes and how working with, and acting like, beavers can help us to become better stewards of the land.

 

See you at the Lodge on the third Tuesday (usually) evening  each month (usually).