Weiss Rd, Prairie/Oak Area ACEC and Camas Swale RNA

Join Ed Alverson on a visit to two adjacent BLM sites located about 6 miles SW of Creswell to view the late spring/early summer flora. The Weiss Road Prairie-Oak-Pine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) has a prairie/bald community with oaks and associated understory species. The nearby 314 acre Camas Swale Research Natural Area (RNA) […]

Iron Mountain to Cone Peak Trail

Enjoy a slow walk with little elevation gain through the blooming rock gardens with former Forest Botanist, Jenny Lippert. This is a perfect excursion for folks who like to take their time and smell the posies. The trail is gravel, and we will walk about 2 miles there and back, but there is little elevation […]

Emerald Chapter Summer Potluck Picnic

Amazon Community Center, Main Hall 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR, United States

  Come meet the Board of Directors and help us brainstorm presenters and field trips for next season. Meet other members and share where you've been looking for wildflowers and what new plants you've seen. Bring a potluck dish to share. Dessert is provided by the Chapter. Meet at Amazon Park, south of the Community […]

Dorena Plant Materials Center Tour

Dorena Plant Materials Center 34963 Shoreview Dr, Cottage Grove, OR, United States

Michelle Osgood,  our Chapter’s March speaker, will lead a 90-minute tour of the greenhouse complex outside of Cottage Grove, Oregon. This is a Forest Service facility where native plant materials are collected and grown out in containers for restoration projects. We're hoping that many of the seeds that Michelle and her colleagues planted last fall […]

Gold Lake Bog

  Join botanists Jenny Moore (current District Botanist) and Jenny Lippert (retired FS botanist) for a foray into the botanical wonderland of Gold Lake Bog, which was designated as a Research Natural Area in 1965. This area hosts several rare botanical species such as Scheuchzeria palustris (“Rannoch-rush”), several species of the carnivorous bladderworts (Utricularia intermedia, U. minor and U. vulgaris), […]