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2017 E-Catalog
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2017 Adult Education Courses
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2017 A Serpentine Short Course
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2017 Aquatic Invertebrates and their Role in Stream Ecology and Biomonitoring
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2017 Basic Microscopy Webinar
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2017 Basic Microscopy
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2017 Beginning Dragonflies
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2017 Birding Del Norte County
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2017 Birding the Wood River by Canoe
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2017 Birds and Botany of Lassen Volcanic National Park
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2017 Botany 101 on Dutchman Peak
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2017 Botany Courses
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2017 Coastal Classes and Historic Requa Inn
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2017 Coastal Marine Life
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2017 Discovering the Mysterious Plants of the Marble Mountain Wilderness
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2017 Edible Mushrooms of the Siskiyous
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2017 Edible Mushrooms of the Southern Cascades
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2017 Exploring the Hidden World of Truffles
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2017 Forest Mushrooms
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2017 Four Dams Down
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2017 Frontal Watersheds of the Coast Range
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2017 Geologic Tour of the Newer Siskiyous
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2017 Geology of Big Red Mountain
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2017 Geology of Crater Lake National Park
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2017 Intermediate Plant I.D. : Asteraceae and Penstemons
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2017 Intermediate Plant I.D. : Graminoids
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2017 Intro to Coastal Flora and Fauna, Pelagic Birds and Marine Mammals
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2017 Introduction to Butterflies and Moths of the Siskiyous
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2017 Klamath River Natural History from a Raft
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2017 Orienteering
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2017 Pollinator Ecology
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2017 Preparing Voucher Specimens
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2017 Rare Lichens of Oregon
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2017 Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Redwood Coastal Trail
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2017 Siskiyou Bumble Bees
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2017 Sketch Your Way to Better Botany
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2017 Spring Mushroom Foray
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2017 The Lichens and Flora of Lava Beds
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2017 Wilderness Backpacking Trip in the Kalmiopsis
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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. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
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Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Redwood Coastal Trail


PHOTO BY K.M. PYLE


Instructor: Keith Bensen, B.S.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Location: Meet at Lagoon Creek Picnic Area on Hwy. 101
Tuition: $60


Redwood National Park wildlife biologist Keith Bensen will share insights into one of the most productive stretches of ocean in the world. Our field trip begins on a promontory overlooking the mouth of the Klamath River where it joins the Pacific Ocean. Learn the principles of physics, geology and biology that have created the richest marine feeding ground on the West Coast. We’ll observe migrating whales before descending on the Redwood Coastal Trail into an old-growth Sitka spruce forest bejeweled with many fern species, spring wildflowers and fungi. Occasional openings through spruce curtains reveal spectacular views: and rugged cliffs where abundant wildlife – seals, sea lions and seabirds – bask and feed on rocks below. Keith will guide us to a rookery for threatened Stellers sea lions. We’ll eat lunch on an isolated beach, then continue our brisk hike up to the bluffs to view the state’s fourth largest seabird colony.



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