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Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests- A book signing event

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 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”.

Chandra will talk 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. She’ll also highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural history, human history, flora and fauna, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, Chandra LeGue is proud to engage in work protecting and restoring the forests and wildlands of Oregon, her adopted home state. She earned her BS in biology from Carthage College in Wisconsin before moving to Oregon in 1999 to earn her master’s degree in environmental studies at the University of Oregon. Eugene has been her home ever since. Chandra has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003, promoting policies that protect and restore Oregon’s forests. She has led dozens of hikes in the Eugene area for Oregon Wild supporters, and she is the author of the new book “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide.” Chandra currently also serves on the board of directors of the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council. 

 

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Website:

https://oregonwild.org/forests/oregons-ancient-forests-hiking-guide

Details

Date:
October 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
www.Umpquawatersheds.org

Organizer

Umpqua Watersheds, Inc.
Phone:
541-672-7065
Website:
www.umpquawatersheds.org

Venue

Roseburg Public Library
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd
Roseburg, OR 97470 United States
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Phone:
(541) 492-7050
Website:
www.roseburgpubliclibrary.org