Oregon's Ancient Forests

Oregon's Ancient Forests

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

Oregon's ancient forests are vital to our state's future--for clean water, climate change, wildlife, recreation, and so much more.

Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, has published just the guide to help you get to know and love these incredible places: Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide. Come learn about some of the fundamentals of these forests--what makes an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. Hear about hikes featured in this new book, which covers natural history, human history, flora and fauna, and come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

Plus, $1 from every pint will be donated to Oregon Wild. Make sure you show up by 6:30 to get your seats and ciders early so you don't miss any of the show!

Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.

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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!

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