Join us at Medford's REI store for a talk from Oregon Wild's Chandra LeGue - author of "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A hiking guide."
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, 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". Come learn about some of the fundamentals of these forests - what makes 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. Hear about hikes featured in the book - from right in Medford's back yard to far-flung parts of the state, as well as the natural history, human history, flora and fauna that will help you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.