Oregon's Ancient Forests

Oregon's Ancient Forests

Join Chandra LeGue and Oregon Wild for a discussion of the new book "Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide."

Join us for a talk by the author, featuring photos and stories about the hikes featured in the book and the things that make our ancient forests special. 

Released just a few weeks before this event, get your copy so you can start exploring Oregon’s forests this summer! Published by Mountaineers Books, a portion of the proceeds of book sales benefit Oregon Wild and the work they do to protect Oregon’s remaining ancient forests.

About the Book:

Dripping coastal forests of giant Douglas-firs, high desert groves of massive ponderosa pines, and lush mixed conifer forests surrounding jagged Cascade peaks—Oregon’s ancient forests are one of the region’s most precious treasures, providing not only vital habitat for fish and wildlife but also some of the most amazing hiking experiences in the state. Author Chandra LeGue of Oregon Wild wants you to know and love these incredible places and guides you to them with 91 awe-inspiring hikes that reveal the very soul of Oregon.

This comprehensive guide explains what makes ancient forests so unique as well as what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. Covering natural history, human history, flora and fauna, Oregon’s Ancient Forests offers a depth of information that will help you understand these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value. Devote your next day outdoors to exploring some of these wonders, and get inspired to find out what you can do to protect them!