Bryophyte and Lichen Snowshoe Walk with Scot Loring

Bryophyte and Lichen Snowshoe Walk with Scot Loring

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During winter, we often forget that in the quiet and stillness, the forest is still teeming with life. Join the Friends as we discover the often overlooked world of lichens and bryophytes in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Bryophytes will include mosses and liverworts, as hornworts will likely be undetectable under the snow, being generally terrestrial. Many species grow on trees, some of which are typically found only higher up from the ground, which may be accessible by snowshoeing on top of deep snowpack. Scot Loring, Friends board member and botanist/mycologist will teach us how to identify common species and will share his knowledge of their ecology and physiology.

The hike location is to be determined, based on the snowpack on the day of the event. Registered participants will be given information about the exact location once this has been determined.

Hike Duration: 4 hours

Hike Length: 2-3 miles (exact length is TBD, depending on location)

Difficulty: Participants should be able to comfortably walk 2-3 miles in snow and spend a few hours in potentially cold weather. We will be going at a medium pace with periodic stops. Beginners and families welcome, recommended for ages 10+

Registration is required to attend this hike.

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Tags: sports and recreation, snowshoe, lichen, cascade-siskiyou

Posted By: Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Event Details

Date: February 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Ashland OR 97520

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Ellie Cosgrove

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More About this Event Poster: Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was established in 2000 and expanded in 2017 for its immense biodiversity. The Monument protects over 100,000 acres of forest and grasslands at the junction of the Cascade, Siskiyou, and Klamath Mountain Ranges in southwestern Oregon. The convergence of three geologically distinct mountain ranges resulted in an area with remarkable biological diversity and a tremendously varied landscape. The Friends is a nonprofit organization that supports the protection, restoration, and conservation of the Monument, and our public events aim to educate the public about its biodiversity. Come join us!

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