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Sep
28
Sat
all-day National Public Lands Day – Fee ...
National Public Lands Day – Fee ...
Sep 28 all-day
Access to National Forests in Washington and Oregon is fee-free today, Sept. 28, 2019, to celebrate National Public Lands Day (www.publiclandsday.org)!Upcoming 2019 fee free days:•November 11 – Veterans DayFee free days are dates when forest visitors can park at Forest Service -managed trailheads or recreation facilities that normally require a Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful pass, or entrance fee.
Oct
4
Fri
8:00 am ‘Big Tree’ Expedition (Willamett...
‘Big Tree’ Expedition (Willamett...
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Big Tree Expedition. Difficulty: Moderate. Be part of our Citizen Scientist experience and add to the Sweet Home Ranger District inventory of “Big Trees!” We will measure very large trees and feel the  heartbeat of their magnificence. Historical and botanical values will be recognized and documented. Leaders: Tony Farque, Archaeologist; tony.farques@usda.gov, Alice Smith Botanist; alice.smith@usda.gov, Dock Chastain, Forester; joseph.chastain@usda.gov; Claire Bennett,
Oct
8
Tue
all-day Northwest Climate Conference (Po...
Northwest Climate Conference (Po...
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day
Scientists from the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station will be among those presenting their research at the 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference, Oct. 8–10, 2019 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, OR. The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate resilient Northwest.
Oct
17
Thu
all-day Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Oct 17 all-day
Volunteer service at the #1 natural tourist attraction in Oregon, Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, providing memorable experiences for people visiting this natural treasure.Inform visitors of the wonders of the site while meeting people from all over the world!Volunteer 3.5 hour, flexible shifts – mornings or afternoons, assisting USDA Forest Service personnel and providing visitor
Oct
19
Sat
9:30 am Art in Nature – Art from Nature ... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Art in Nature – Art from Nature ... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Art in Nature – Art from Nature. After a long spring & summer of adventure, bring your reference photos & creative materials of your choice to join us for a day of “Arting” indoors, at the Sweet Home Ranger District. If you are interested but don’t know where to start, Lisa Chase will be on hand offering artistic guidance, hints, &
Nov
1
Fri
9:00 am Edible Mushroom Hike & Cooking D... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Edible Mushroom Hike & Cooking D... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fall Edible Mushroom Hike & Cooking Demonstration. Difficulty: Moderate. Length: 2 miles. Learn about the uses of wild mushrooms, how to distinguish between edible and non-edible species; we will collect edible mushrooms and have a cooking demonstration at Longbow in the afternoon. Bring a small collecting knife and bags/baskets. Leaders: Alice Smith and Claire Bennett, Botanists. Email: alice.smith@usda.gov and claire.bennett@usda.gov. Preregistration
Nov
8
Fri
9:00 am Edible Mushroom Hike (Willamette... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Edible Mushroom Hike (Willamette... @ Sweet Home Ranger Station
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fall Edible Mushrooms Hike. Difficulty: Moderate. Length: 2 miles. Learn about the uses of wild mushrooms, how to distinguish between edible and non-edible species and collect edible mushrooms. Bring a small collecting knife and bags/basket.  Leaders: Alice Smith and Claire Bennett, Botanists. Email: alice.smith@usda.gov and claire.bennett@usda.gov.  Preregistration is required. Tours and they fill up quickly. Register at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777
Nov
11
Mon
all-day Veterans Day – Fee Free Day (Nat...
Veterans Day – Fee Free Day (Nat...
Nov 11 all-day
Access to National Forests in Washington and Oregon is fee-free today, Nov. 11, 2019, to celebrate Veterans Day! Fee free days are dates when forest visitors can park at Forest Service -managed trailheads or recreation facilities that normally require a Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful pass, or entrance fee. Vendor-managed sites on National Forest lands may still charge fees.
Nov
21
Thu
all-day Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Nov 21 all-day
Volunteer service at the #1 natural tourist attraction in Oregon, Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, providing memorable experiences for people visiting this natural treasure.Inform visitors of the wonders of the site while meeting people from all over the world!Volunteer 3.5 hour, flexible shifts – mornings or afternoons, assisting USDA Forest Service personnel and providing visitor
Dec
19
Thu
all-day Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Interpretive Volunteers at Multn...
Dec 19 all-day
Volunteer service at the #1 natural tourist attraction in Oregon, Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, providing memorable experiences for people visiting this natural treasure.Inform visitors of the wonders of the site while meeting people from all over the world!Volunteer 3.5 hour, flexible shifts – mornings or afternoons, assisting USDA Forest Service personnel and providing visitor