2018 Illinois River Natural History from a Raft
Instructor: Justin Rohde, M.S.
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Location: Meet at SFI, Selma, OR
Immerse yourself in the ecology of the Wild and Scenic Illinois River on a one-day raft trip through dramatic canyons, red rock rain forest, and desert-like serpentine landscapes. Learn to identify many of the plants and animals found along this highly diverse portion of the Illinois River, ranked as the Rogue River's largest and most productive tributary in terms of salmon, steelhead, and Pacific lamprey. We will explore firsthand what makes this river one of the most diverse areas in Oregon, in addition to natural processes, geology, and human influences that have shaped it. Topics covered include geologic formations, stream ecology, river morphology, endemic plants and biodiversity, human history, past disturbance, and the potential effects of climate change. Rafts and guiding provided by Liquid Expeditions.
Please note: Trip itineraries may change depending on seasonal river levels.
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