Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Our Public Forests, Then and Now

  • Congregational Church, meeting hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How did our shared BLM and National Forests come to be Public Domain? Local historian and KS Wild board member Greg Walter will discuss the history of "forest reserves" that would become the basis for our National Forests and National Parks. will give some background regarding the railroad land grants that were involved with those lands reverting back to public ownership and forming today's BLM lands.

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Imperiled Forests Bird Walk with KS Wild and Rogue Valley Audubon
Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

Imperiled Forests Bird Walk with KS Wild and Rogue Valley Audubon

Join hike leaders from the Rogue Valley Audubon Society and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center for a tour of mature conifer forest locations adjacent to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. In known habitat for Great Grey Owl and Northern Spotted Owl, we'll search for nests and watch for song birds in a couple of sites proposed for BLM logging; the Griffin Half Moon and North Landscape proposed timber sales. Make sure to bring layers of clothing, hiking boots, binoculars (we'll have a few to lend), snacks + lunch + water

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5-Day, 4-Night Raft-Supported Hike Along the Rogue River Trail
May
20
to May 25

5-Day, 4-Night Raft-Supported Hike Along the Rogue River Trail

Join KS Wild and American River Touring Association (ARTA) on this Wild and Scenic 40 mile stretch of the Rogue River Trail, hiking with just your day pack while raising money for KS Wild. ARTA will donate a portion of your trip cost to us, ferry your water and gear in the boats, and provide three delicious meals a day.  KS Wild will provide the nature nerds to point out the amazing wonders along the trail.

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16th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

16th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest

  • Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our festival focuses on the the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local, regional and global scale. Whenever possible we offer films produced in or about Oregon or the Klamath-Siskiyou region. We hope the films inspire you to action.

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Your Climate Refuge: hotter, drier, and no less wild
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Your Climate Refuge: hotter, drier, and no less wild

What does climate change mean for the special places we love, the ecosystems we rely on for water, resources and recreation? How are we going to protect the forests and rivers, mountains and meadows in our region? 

KS Wild has just assembled the best available science in a comprehensive report to help guide us toward the answers. While our forests and rivers are at risk, they will also serve as our greatest asset in a changing climate. Come hear all about it!

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Illinois River Salmon Walk
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Illinois River Salmon Walk

Join KS Wild for a hike in Forks State Park to view salmon along the East Fork and West Fork of the Illinois River. We'll learn about the salmon migration in the Rogue and Illinois Rivers. After we explore Forks State Park, we'll head over to the Little Falls trailhead along 8 Dollar Mountain Road and check out salmon jumping the falls. 

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Illinois River Salmon Walk with Rogue RiverKeeper
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Illinois River Salmon Walk with Rogue RiverKeeper

Join Rogue Riverkeeper for a hike in Forks State Park to view salmon along the East Fork and West Fork of the Illinois River. We'll learn about the salmon migration in the Rogue and Illinois Rivers. After we explore Forks State Park, we'll head over to the Little Falls trailhead along 8 Dollar Mountain Road and check out salmon jumping the falls. 

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Bear Creek Salmon Walk
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Bear Creek Salmon Walk

Learn about the annual salmon migration up the Rogue River and Bear Creek on this casual stroll along the Bear Creek Parkway between Ashland and Talent. KS Wild staff will lead the hike to places along Bear Creek where salmon are known to spawn. 

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Member's Only Hike - Rainie Falls
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Member's Only Hike - Rainie Falls

In the fall, Chinook salmon make their way up the Rogue to spawning grounds where they were birthed. On the way, they have many obstacles. On this hike, KS Wild will lead hikers to Rainie Falls to catch a glimpse of the salmon leaping over the falls on their way upstream. This is a great time to explore the Rogue River canyon. We’ll talk about ongoing efforts to protect the river corridor, while learning about the annual salmon migration.

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Protest the Auction of Our BLM Backyard Forests
Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

Protest the Auction of Our BLM Backyard Forests

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The Pickett West Timber Sale threatens our remnant old-growth forests and fire resiliency around Applegate and Illinois Valley communities.We need you to join for a big public showing on September 14th at the BLM Office in Grants Pass, OR.

Come join the timber Auction Protest!

Sept. 14th, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am

Grants Pass Interagency Office - 2164 NE Spalding Ave

Bring your signs, friends, or just yourselves and we'll have beverages, speakers, and more information available.

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Selma: leaving from Rays 7:30am

Williams: leaving from Williams General Store 7:15am

Ashland: leaving from Shop N’ Kart at 7:00am

Here’s why people are stepping up to shut this project down:

  • Adjacent communities of the Applegate and Illinois Valleys will be put at risk by drier, fire-prone forests
  • Old growth trees 130 + years old are proposed for logging on nearly half of the logging units
  • Water quality is at risk from new roads and stream side logging
  • Cutting the forest canopy down to 30%, leaves trees susceptible to blow-down and fire
  • The quality of life afforded by old forests is threatened by impacts to air quality, recreation and tourism, hunting and foraging, and valued scenic landscapes.  

Not able to make it on Sept. 14th, but want to help?

  1. If you haven't already, write a letter to the BLM:
  2. Spread the word on facebook.

We hope to see you on September 14th!

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

  • Horseshoe Wildlife Area, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join in the exciting group search for flower species that are rare, and in this case need to be documented and samples of seeds stored. Explore your Monument and contribute to science at the same time. All are welcome, beginners and experts alike!

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Rare Plant Treasure Hunt in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

  • Horseshoe Wildlife Area, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join in the exciting group search for flower species that are rare, and in this case need to be documented and samples of seeds stored. Explore your Monument and contribute to science at the same time. All are welcome, beginners and experts alike!

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