Oregon's Ancient Forests: A real-time online presentation

Ancient Forests webinar

Join us for Mountaineers Books’ September 10th live web event, featuring Chandra LeGue, the author of Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide, and learn about these ancient and complex ecosystems, and the amazing outdoor experiences they offer.

Dripping coastal forests of giant Douglas-firs, high desert groves of massive ponderosa pines, and lush mixed conifer forests surrounding jagged Cascade peaks—Oregon’s ancient forests are vital to our state's future, for clean water, climate change mitigation, wildlife, recreation, and so much more. Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, has published just the guide to help you get to know and love these incredible places—Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide.

In this online presentation, Chandra will talk about some of the fundamentals of these forests—what exactly is an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. She'll also highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in different regions of Oregon, covering natural history, human history, and flora and fauna, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value, and inspired to get out exploring!

The presentation will run about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period. Register today, even if you can’t attend on September 10, and we’ll send you a recording of the event a day or two afterward. Plus, when you register you’ll automatically be entered to win one of three free copies of Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide!

Free to attend!

 

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