Please join Marilyn Miller, Miller Conservation Consulting; Craig Miller, Living Earth GIS/ONDA; and Brian Tandy, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest Service, for a fun and informative hike. We will learn about the birds we see, as well as woodpecker ecology, meadow restoration, riparian habitat issues and the Glaze Meadow project as a whole. In addition, we will discuss forest ecology and the use of prescribed fire.
Brian will talk about the history and implementation of the vegetation management project. Brian and Marilyn will talk about forest restoration and how this project came to be through the collaborative process between environmentalists and the Forest Service.
We will hike out to an old growth ponderosa pine forest, and gather at some beautiful handmade benches for a discussion and question and answer session. We will eat our lunches here. We will then loop back to our vehicles and along the way bird, take photos and have fun. We will be back at our vehicles around 2 p.m.
Hike Level - Moderate - We will hike approximately 3 miles over some uneven ground. Trail portion will likely be dusty. At the end, there is an optional, steep 1/2 mile climb to the top of Gobbler's Nob, for a breathtaking view.
What to Bring - Wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes, water for the day, lunch, sunscreen, hat, bug juice, camera and binoculars. Bring a day pack to carry your stuff in. Hiking poles are optional. Paper and pencil are optional for taking notes. Please bring $3 for your driver.
CLICK HERE for info/registation.