Instructors: Frank Lospalluto and Sean Smith, M.S.
Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 3-5, 2018
Location: Crater Lake National Park (meet in Ft. Klamath)
Tuition: $165 (does not include lodging)
In a series of field trips, we’ll explore bird diversity and plant communities in Crater
Lake’s Natural Resource Areas that may include coniferous forest, pumice and bog. This course
will begin at The Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath on Friday evening with an introductory program
by Ron Mastrogiuseppe of the Crater Lake Institute. On Saturday, we’ll carpool over to
Crater Lake and hike to both high- and low-elevation areas to observe bird species such as
Black-backed, American Three-toed and Whiteheaded Woodpeckers, Mountain Bluebirds
and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. We’ll also learn about the status of Whitebark Pine populations
in the Park, search for rare plants including the Mt. Mazama Collomia and possibly visit some
sites burned in recent wildfires. The Aspen Inn in Fort Klamath is extending a $5 off per night
discount on most lodging for students in this course. Siskiyou Field Institute has reserved
shared bedroom and bath lodging. If you’d like to reserve a separate room or cabin, please call
the Inn directly at (541) 381-2321 or visit their website at www.theaspeninn.com.
Register for this course.