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. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (spring to fall hours)
2019 Intermediate Lichens: The Genus Usnea
Instructor: Daphne Stone, Ph.D. Dates: Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12, 2019 Location: SFI, Selma, OR Tuition: $225
Lichens in the genus Usnea can be perplexing to identify due to variability within and similarity among species. Yet this lichen group, so prevalent in the Pacific Northwest, is well worth learning, especially because of its sensitivity to air quality. In this field course, we will delve into the genus Usnea using a new pamphlet written by instructor Daphne Stone. Classroom sessions will cover aspects of identification, then we’ll pursue Usnea in the field, traveling in the Illinois Valley and beyond to the Smith River area and the southern Oregon Coast Range. We’ll examine various species and learn to decipher what they tell us about local air quality and microhabitat conditions.