IAE Volunteer Expedition to Oregon’s Illinois Valley

Cook’s desert-parsley – an endangered plant of southwestern Oregon.

Join us for a multi-day service and learning trip to southern Oregon’s serpentine country to monitor populations of the endangered Cook‘s desert-parsley

Location: Southern Oregon’s Illinois Valley, Oregon

Date: May 1st-May 5th, 2017 (1-Week)

Cost: $150 to cover the costs of lodging and meals

Dates: 5/1-5/5/17 (Register by 4/3/17)

Departure: from Corvallis 8:30 am on 5/1, return by 7:00 pm on 5/5

Travel options: Participants can join in IAE vehicle transportation or bring their own vehicle and caravan.  Also, if participants need to arrive late or depart early, they will need to bring their own vehicle.

Monitoring a population of Cook’s desert-parsley

Location: Southwestern Oregon’s Illinois Valley – Oregon’s hottest biodiversity hotspot and region of exceptional endemism, resulting from unusual soil types derived from serpentine.

Activities: Overnight, multi-day service and learning trip to monitor wild and introduced populations of the endangered Cook’s  desert-parsley (Lomatium cookii).  We’ll leave from Corvallis, Oregon and work and stay near Cave Junction with lodging in dorms provided at the Deer Creek Center (Siskiyou Field Institute).

  • Participants will conduct field work with IAE staff – staff will provide all needed training
  • We’ll have an evening presentation on local conservation issues
  • Participants will be offered a natural history hike to explore the local geology, ecology and conservation of this unique area
  • Meals provided, participant will be expected to help with preparation and clean up

    Come along and volunteer on this trip!
  • Plan for all types of weather.  This will be a very special trip!

Registration required:  contact Tom Kaye, (541) 753-3099 x 111, [email protected]

Space is limited so please register by 4/3/2017