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)
2019 Klamath River Natural History from a Raft
Instructors: Craig Tuss and Max Creasy Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Location: Sandy Bar Ranch, Orleans, CA Tuition: $165 (includes ride in an 8-person raft)
From our home base at Sandy Bar Ranch in Orleans, we’ll put into the Klamath River’s middle fork and head downriver as we learn about the Klamath’s geologic origins and unusual course from high desert to steep, wild canyons. We’ll also discuss the Klamath’s stream ecology, including its unique temperature profile, the secret life of its freshwater mussels, and much more. We’ll also watch for abundant wildlife – including Osprey, Bald and Golden Eagles – hunting and nesting along the river. We’ll discuss human history along the river and threats to the river’s health as well as restoration opportunities, including dam removal and the aftermath. Rafts and guiding provided by Rael Hirning.