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NPSO 2016 Annual Meeting

Resources: Books, Field Guides, Maps & More

Apps

Oregon Wildflower App: Expand your knowledge and enjoyment of Oregon's abundant wildflowers--both monocots and dicots--with the Oregon Wildflowers App. This easy-to-use plant identification app is a photo-rich guide to over 1,050 wildflowers, vines and shrubs throughout the state. Works on Apple, Android, and Kindle devices. To order visit http://highcountryapps.com/OregonWildflowers.aspx

Books

Luek, Whitey. 2015. Staying Put in Lane County. 192 p. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. (Includes essays about the McKenzie watershed).

Meyers, S.C., T. Jaster, K.E. Mitchell & L.K. Hardison. 2015. Flora of Oregon. Vol. 1: Pteridophyes, Gymnosperms, and Monocots. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
http://www.oregonflora.org

Rakestraw, L., Rakestraw, M. 1991. History of the Willamette National Forest. USDA - Forest Service, PNW Region.
http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/6/willamette/

Ross, R. & H. Chambers. 1988. Wildflowers of the Western Cascades. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Sullivan, William. 2012. 100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, 4th Ed. Navillus Press, Eugene, OR.

Maps

McKenzie River Ranger District map:
http://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/product-p/or-42.htm


Sweet Home Ranger District map:
http://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/product-p/or-95.htm


Other great maps:
http://www.nationalforestmapstore.com/category-s/2034.htm

Web Sites

Mountain Plants of the Western Cascades (by Emerald Chapter member Tanya Harvey):
http://westerncascades.com

Willamette National Forest:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette

McKenzie River Highway 126 - Mileposts and Landmarks

For the NPSO 2016 annual meeting at US Basketball Academy / McKenzie River Conference Center. Note: the only sites on this table are those located on Highway 126.

Mileage

Landmark

0

Take Highway 126 east at I-5 (Exit 194a/b)

6.5

Freeway ends; keep left at signal onto Main St. (Springfield); it becomes the McKenzie Highway

13

Walterville

19.1

Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) art deco power structure

~25

Goodpasture Covered Bridge

27.1

Vida (store)

41

Blue River exit (just off highway; store)

44

USFS Rd. 15: Blue River Reservoir turnoff, to north (Mona and Lookout campgrounds)

45.5

USFS Rd. 19: Cougar Reservoir turnoff, to south (Delta Nature Trail and Campground)

47

US Basketball Academy/McKenzie Conference Center:

NPSO MEETING LOCATION!

47.2

Blue Sky Market (& gas station)

49.8

McKenzie Bridge Campground

50

McKenzie Bridge (store & gas & lodging)

50.1

Jennie B. Harris State Wayside (toilets)

52

McKenzie River National Scenic Trail: downstream end trailhead

53

McKenzie Ranger Station (bathrooms, maps, books, interpretive displays)

54.8

Paradise Campground

55.7

Highway 242 intersection (McKenzie Pass highway; National Scenic Highway)

56.6

Belknap Hot Springs

62.6

Olallie Campground

69.9

Koosah Falls/Ice Cap Spring

70.2

Sahalie Falls (vault toilets)

71.7

Clear Lake (trails, resort, camping)

73.5

McKenzie River National Scenic Trail trailhead: upstream end trailhead

74

Fish Lake Day Use Area (vault toilets)

75.6

Highway 20 intersection (Corvallis to Santiam Pass)

 


Notes: - NPSO Annual Meeting venue (US Basketball Academy) is about 1 hour from Eugene. - McKenzie Ranger Station is ~1 hr 10 min from Eugene.

If you have questions that aren't answered here, send email to annualmeeting@npsoregon.org.