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This Land is Our Land: A Celebration of Public Lands

This Land is Our Land: A Celebration of Public Lands

What: One of six events around the U.S. the same day

Why: To celebrate public lands and their importance to the recreation industry

Who: Outdoor businesses, conservation groups, the public who love public lands

When: Thursday, July 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: The Medford Commons in downtown Medford, OR

For More Information: Tim Ream,, 541-531-8541

Residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California are blessed with millions of acres of public lands in the form of National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, National Recreation Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and BLM lands. These lands are owned by the public. With almost limitless recreation opportunities, they are critically important to a growing and vibrant outdoor recreation industry that also benefits numerous other economic sectors in the region. The recreation industry, conservation groups, and concerned residents are teaming up to pledge continued conservation of these lands.

“This Land is Our Land” is a celebration of public lands. There will be dozens of outdoor recreation and conservation vendors, live music from Sweetgrass, games, and several speakers from 5:00 to 5:30. Speakers will include Leslie Ajari, a fishing guide from Confluence Outfitters, Virginia Caberos, program coordinator for the Northwest Forest Worker Center, Stacey Vance, recent whitewater activities manager at the Southern Oregon University Outdoor Program, Steve Rice, owner of the Ashland Outdoor Store, and Tim Ream, program director at KS Wild. The event is free to the public.

The event will be followed by an opportunity to network at Common Block (315 E. 5th, Medford) from 6:00-8:00.