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PO Box 207
1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538
Phone: (541) 597-8530
Fax: (541) 597-8533
Contact: Siskiyou Field Institute

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
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Welcome to Siskiyou Field Institute!
 

Photo by Mike Potts

Photo by Mike Potts

Siskiyou Field Institute's mission is to introduce people to one of the most diverse and intriguing bioregions in the world - the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains - through field-based natural history classes.
 
Our classes offer lifelong learning opportunities about this wonderful region to people of all ages. Whether you're curious about birds or botany, butterflies or bryophytes, wildflower photography or botanical illustration - you're sure to find classes at Siskiyou Field Institute that catch your interest. 

 


Upcoming Classes and Programs
Tuesday, October 14 - Thursday, October 16

Edible Mushrooms of the Southern Cascades -
Sunday, October 19

Edible Mushrooms of the Siskiyous -1 SPACE LEFT!
Sunday, October 26

Forest Mushrooms of Southwest Oregon/Northwest California
Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9

 

 

All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. with free refreshments. Location: Deer Creek Center,
1241 Illinois River Road, Selma.

Friday, October 24 - "Cultural Trails: Bringing Back the California Condor to Yurok Country" presented by Tiana Williams, wildlife biologist for the Yurok Tribe.
* Please note change in program and date. The John Muir Trail program has been postponed until next season. 
Tiana Williams will give an update on the Tribe's California Condor Reintroduction Initiative and talk about the importance of condor habitat restoration in the Yurok's world view and stewardship ethic.

Friday, November 14 - "Siskiyou Crest Trails" - presented by Luke Ruediger
The presentation titled "The Siskiyou Crest: Trails, treks, and biodiversity" will highlight the Siskiyou Crest as it extends from the Coast Range of northern California to the southern Cascade Mountains near the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Renowned for its biodiversity and the amazing connectivity corridor this unusual east-west tending mountain range provides, the region also offers miles of back-country trails and wildland habitats. Join Luke Ruediger, author of The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, history, and ecology to explore the trails and biodiversity of this beautiful region.
 
 
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If you have questions about class registration please call 541-597-8530 or email institute@thesfi.org.

 




 

 
 

 
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Intermediate Bryophytes on Rock Substrates
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Diverse bryophytes thrive in the Siskiyous' complex geology. The class will explore these fascinating non-vascular plants in both the lab and field. Students will learn how to use various identification techniques and microscopy. Then the class will move to the field and collect bryophytes for ident...  Read more... 
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Hiking the John Muir Trail - Botanical Adventures and Beyond
Friday, October 17, 2014
Humboldt County botanists and bird watchers Gary and Lauren Lester will share their 250-mile trek on the world’s most famous trail, which begins in Yosemite Valley and ends on top of Mt. Whitney (14,505’, the highest peak in the lower 48 States). They encountered fabled endemic Sierran plant species...  Read more... 
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Edible Mushrooms of the Southern Cascades Hike
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Class meets in north Medford and will then travel east on Highway 62. Moderate, family-friendly hike to locate and identify mushrooms and learn to distinguish between edible and toxic species.  Read more... 
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