Introduction to the Biology and Conservation of the Western Pond Turtle
with Bruce Bury
Saturday 8am -12pm
*25 person max
Explore the natural history and range of Western Pond Turtles with your host Bruce Bury.
Participants will visit nearby Deer Creek to learn common turtle features; including diet, social
behavior and habitats. This workshop will include a hands on demonstration outlining turtle trap
set up, installation and breakdown.
Effective Communication about Science and Nature
with Frank Lang
Saturday 9am – 12pm
*10 person max
Learn how to write a 400-word essay to communicate science and nature to the hoi
polloi (common folk) modeled on Frank Lang’s Nature Notes. Participants will choose a topic based on topics from the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecology Conference. Professor Lang will lead a group discussion giving participants a chance to share their thoughts.
* Please sign up for workshops at the registration page. There is limited space available.*
Biscuit Fire Field Trip
lead by Robert Barnhart
Explore effects from the infamous 2002 Biscuit fire from the fire and from post-fire timber salvage. Observe reforestation practices designed to optimize biological diversity that include utilizing micro sites, variance in species and density, and challenges to reforestation survival. Participate in scientific discussion regarding the role of salvage and reforestation within a fire recovery area. The trip will be led by Forest Service foresters and staff.
Natural Conifer Regeneration in Areas Burned at High Intensity by the Biscuit Fire
lead by Rich Nawa
Presenter Rich Nawa will lead a field trip to a study site in the headwaters of Mike’s Gulch that was burned at high intensity during the 2002 Biscuit Fire. Rich will demonstrate the technique he used to quantitatively assess natural conifer regeneration in 2005. A nearby post-fire logging unit near Onion Camp that had logging slash burned and replanted with conifers will also be visited to see how planted conifers are establishing. Field trip will involve off trail hiking for about 3/4 mile total on gentle to moderate 15-40% slopes. These 2 sites are about 5 miles west of Deer Creek Center in the Siskiyou National Forest.
*Registration for field trips is available by phone or at the conference*