Spend a Spring Weekend Botanizing the Klamath River Canyon
This May, explore the stunning botanical diversity of the Klamath River canyon with Siskiyou Field Institute’s Botanizing the Klamath River Canyon class. The class will be held at Sandy Bar Ranch in Orleans, CA, and will provide outdoor workshops in plant identification as students hike and explore the different habitats found in the canyon.
Activities begin early afternoon on Friday, May 18th with a field trip exploring the wildflowers found near Sandy Bar Ranch. Friday evening includes a potluck dinner and a free evening presentation by course instructor Wendell Wood, highlighting the plant species that will be encountered over the course of the weekend. On Saturday, participants will enjoy an all-day hike and botanical exploration along Clear Creek - at the edge of Siskiyou Wilderness Area - followed by a group dinner hosted by Sandy Bar Ranch and a presentation about local ethnobotany. A Sunday morning wildflower hike in the Salmon River Canyon will be followed by a group brunch, also hosted by Sandy Bar Ranch, before the class ends on Sunday afternoon.
Tuition for Botanizing the Klamath River Canyon is $250, and includes two nights lodging at Sandy Bar Ranch (in a shared cabin), dinner on Saturday evening, and Sunday brunch. Class enrollment is limited, so be sure to register early! For more information about Botanizing the Klamath River Canyon, or about Siskiyou Field Institute’s 2012 field season, give us call the (541) 597-8530.