Public Lands Steward

  • Join the Botanical Area adoption Program and monitor some of the most biologically rich places of the Klamath-Siskiyou
  • Assist our Forest Watch Campaign and help monitor public lands timber sales and other projects
  • Help with ecological studies in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion that gather data on flora and fauna that are being affected by land management decisions
  • Help us with restoration projects like fencing, weed pulls, and trail work

Botanical Area Program

Much of the diverse plant life celebrated in the Klamath-Siskiyou region can be found in Botanical Areas in National Forests and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern on BLM lands. (Collectively, we refer to these areas as "Botanical Areas" for our stewardship program.) These botanical areas are extremely diverse in size, access, habitat type and can feature botanical resources ranging from individual endangered species, endemic places, to old growth forests and unique flora assemblages.

Our Volunteer Botanical Area Program helps address the need for oversight of these special places by engaging the public as watchdogs, providing botanical education opportunities, and organizing group stewardship programs.

You can help defend and protect these areas by joining our Adopt-a-Botanical Area volunteer program. This is a great opportunity to become more familiar with some of our region’s spectacular botanical diversity—and help KS Wild with ongoing work to monitor and protect Botanical Areas.

Learn more at AdoptABotanicalArea.org or stay connected on our facebook group.

Provide information below if you want to learn more about becoming a Public Lands Steward or Botanical Area adopter!

Locals come out for the an Annual Illinois Valley Trash Clean up and Weed Pull at the new BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Waldo-Takilma. Home to the endangered Cook's Lomatium flower, we continue to work with the BLM on long term protection strategies.

Locals come out for the an Annual Illinois Valley Trash Clean up and Weed Pull at the new BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Waldo-Takilma. Home to the endangered Cook's Lomatium flower, we continue to work with the BLM on long term protection strategies.

Volunteers assist in identifying rare plants and pulling invasive weeds during the Annual Star Thistle Pull at the Mariposa Preserve in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a collaboration with the Medford BLM office, Native Plant Society of Oregon Siskiyou Chapter, and Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Volunteers assist in identifying rare plants and pulling invasive weeds during the Annual Star Thistle Pull at the Mariposa Preserve in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a collaboration with the Medford BLM office, Native Plant Society of Oregon Siskiyou Chapter, and Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.