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2019 Activity Report Explorer

Central Oregon Bitterbrush Broads • Entered by Rynda Clark on February 14, 2020

Exploring for Elk and Woodpeckers, Forests and Fire Ecology

February 13, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 2
Post Admin hours 1
Activity Hours 5
Participants 14
Total Hours 73

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Education & Outreach (tabling, films & lectures, regional B-walks/works)
Landscape/area: Three Sisters Wilderness (283630 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Exploring for Elk and Woodpeckers, Forests and Fire Ecology, in the forest around Indian Ford Creek. Wander on a lovely Sister Trails Alliance trail and old logging roads looking at beautiful trees and scanning for the elk herd wintering in there. It’s 4-5 flat miles, easy, with possible short car shuttle. Meet at Sisters City Park across from Sisters Fire Dept on Elm Street and carpool 7 miles to trail head(s). Bring binoculars if possible.


Excellent hike, Scott Bowler is a longterm Broad member, recently moved to Central Oregon from Portland. Has botany and natural history background. People loved learning about the area, saw hawks and hairy woodpecker. Learned about fire and forests. We learned about 3 different ground plants and ate them – yum.
Afterwards a Broad hosted happy hour at her home.


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Broads educational hike, Sisters OR