Siskiyou Field Institute Mission Statement
The Siskiyou Field Institute deepens people's scientific understanding and intimate
connection to the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion by providing educational programs
and outdoor experiences to a broad spectrum of the public.
Welcome to the Siskiyou Field Institute SFI), where people come to learn about and explore the amazing Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, a land of steep mountains, wild rivers and unusual diversity of species and habitats. SFI is the conduit for the region's leading scientists and naturalists to share their passion and knowledge with the public each year through dynamic field courses and SFI Youth Education Programs.
The Institute offers a wide variety of courses on topics including everything from lichen identification to snorkeling with local salmon! We are proud to offer high quality programming for all ages. Some of the Institute’s courses are offered for college credit or count towards the Naturalist Certificate program. Appealing to kids in our community, curious teens, developing professionals or lifelong learners, there's something for everyone at the Siskiyou Field Institute!
SFI has also partnered with Southern Oregon University (SOU) to bring a dedicated education and research facility to the Illinois Valley in southern Oregon. The Deer Creek Center is the home to Siskiyou Field Institute year round and facilitates researchers and other academic groups during the field season. This exciting partnership will allow all students access to the rare and pristine landscape of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. Click on Deer Creek Center to find out more about the facility!