Adventure with Cascadia!

Community members explore the proposed Devil's Staircase Wilderness. Photo by Tim Giraudier.

We often schedule public hikes, field checking trips and other adventures in wild places that we are working to protect. Adventuring with Cascadia is the perfect way to get to know our public lands, learn about Cascadia's backyard ecosystems and visit threatened places with experienced leaders.

Our Field Checking trainings offer unique opportunities to learn how to use citizen science to protect public lands. Field Checking is the process of visiting threatened forests and collecting on-the-ground data that we can use to challenge inconsistencies in timber sale plans and potentially fight destructive projects. Field Checking trainings offer guided instruction and practice in skills ranging from navigation to plant identification and basic ecological literacy. 

All of our adventures and groundtruthing trainings are FREE and carpools are arranged in advance.  

Contact our Grassroots Organizer at sam(at)cascwild.org for more information!

Upcoming Trips:

Saturday, June 16th: Field Checking Training: Help us fight destructive timber sales with the power of citizen science and observation. Learn about map reading, navigation, native plant identification, tree surveying, and basic ecological literacy in this beautiful backyard forest. Cascadia will provide backgrond on this timber sale and instruction in the basics of field checking, and attendees will explore the forest to collect data that can help us fight this sale in court! 

Sunday, July 1st: Kayak Coos Bay and the Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Site: The Jordan Cove fracked gas project proposes to build a massive liquified natural gas terminal and export center on the coast of Coos Bay. This trip will allow activists and outdoor enthusiasts to explore the bay around the site of the proposed terminal, collect data, make observations and learn about why we resist the latest iteration of this horrible project. Carpools available for single day return trips and overnight trips for those who wish to stay the night and attend a student-led action against fracked gas the following day in Coos Bay.

Past Trips:

Saturday, May 12th: Field Checking 101 Training at Brietenbush Timber Sale: Join Cascadia Wildlands staff and volunteers to learn the basics of field checking in the breathtaking forests surrounding Breitenbush hot springs. Join us for a full day excursion into the Highway 46 timber sale and learn how to use the power of observation and data collection to save public lands!

Sunday, March 25th: Hike the Quartz Timber Sale: The Quartz Timber sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place in the Umpqua National Forest. The timber sale proposes to commercially log and burn this older forest in the Cottage Grove Ranger District. We believe that insufficient consideration was given to the presence of imperiled spotted owls and red tree voles, both species dependent on older forests to survive, and that this sale is therefore an irresponsible and ill-concieved project.  Cascadia Wildlands members joined hike leader Reed Wilson of NEST (Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team) on a day of exploration in this incredible place to see for themselves why we think its worth saving! 

 

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