2016 Pursuing Plants of California's Eastern Klamath Foothills
Photo of Orthocarpus pachystachyus by Dean Wm. Taylor; view of Mt. Shasta by Kathleen Pyle
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Instructor: Julie Nelson, M.S.
Date: Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9, 2016
Location: Meet and lodge at Flowing Waters Retreat Center, Stewart Springs, CA
Tuition: $300 (includes tuition and two nights lodging), $225 (tuition only)
Within sight of both Mount Eddy and Mount Shasta lies an overlooked landscape of mixed geology, including much serpentine, and a diversity of plant species and vegetation types, from coniferous forests to Darlingtonia wetlands. We will explore the foothills where Shasta Valley meets the eastern Klamath Ranges, filling our plant presses and practicing plant identification skills in the field and lab. Expect to see several rare plants, including Pickering’s ivesia (Ivesia pickeringii), woolly balsamroot (Balsamorhiza lanata), Shasta pincushion (Chaenactis suffrutescens), and Scott Valley phacelia (Phacelia greenei). Maybe we will get lucky and find new occurrences of the very rare Shasta orthocarpus (Orthocarpus pachystachus)!
Tuesday and Wednesday night lodging at the Flowing Waters Retreat Center in Stewart Springs is included in the tuition price. Please call SFI at 541-597-8530 to reserve your room. Refer to www.shastaflowingwaters.com for lodging descriptions.
Siskiyou Field Institute is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity provider operating under special use permits with the USDA Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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