Exploring Oregon's Ancient Forests: Cape Perpetua

Exploring Oregon's Ancient Forests: Cape Perpetua

Join Oregon Wild, the Old Growth Forest Network, and the Siuslaw National Forest for a presentation, dedication, and hike at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center this 4th of July weekend!

 10:00-11:45am: Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide by Oregon Wild's Chandra LeGue available for sale and signing by the author. Oregon Wild and Old Growth Forest Network (OGFN) information available.

12:00-12:45pm: Presentation on exploring Oregon's ancient forests by author Chandra LeGue in the visitor center's theater.

12:45pm: Dedication ceremony adding the forests around Cape Perpetua into the Old Growth Forest Network. 

1:00pm: Short public hike from visitor center to Gwynn Creek Trail, with an additional short OGFN dedication.

    *Continue on the full 6.4 mile loop featured in the Oregon's Ancient Forests book with Oregon Wild - sign up here!)

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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