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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. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (spring to fall hours)
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Serpentine of Smith River Canyon Geology and Ecology





THIS  CLASS IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL 541-597-8530 to add your name to the waiting list.

Instructors:
Larry Broeker and Susan Harrison, PhD
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Location: Josephine County, OR and Del Norte County, CA
Tuition: $55

Come journey along the Smith River and witness a spectacularly scenic canyon hewn through a nearly intact section of 165 million year-old seafloor crust. Get a close-up view of mantle rocks of the Josephine ophiolite. This remnant slice of ocean floor has been splintered into the crustal rocks of the ancient Klamath Mountains terrain. Discover how plants have adapted to the nutrient- deficient and metal--laden soils derived from weathering of these oceanic rocks. Our trip starts with a geologic overview presented at Deer Creek Center, followed by roadside lessons and observations of the Josephine ophiolite. We will also visit serpentine sites, including fens, and discuss the endemic plant communities and other aspects of serpentine ecology.


 




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