High Desert Youth Range Camp is scheduled for June 19-22 at Northern Great Basin Experimental Range about 35 miles west of Burns, OR. Camp is open to High School Students (grades 9-12 at time of application) from Oregon, Idaho and Washington. Cost to campers is $50. In addition to this camper registration, a $125 sponsorship is added to meet total camp cost of $175 per camper. If you would like to sponsor a camper, please use this Sponsorship Form .
More information about Range Camp can be found here.
Rangelands and Wildfire: Responding to issues arising from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons in the Cariboo-Chilcotin
Online registration is now open for the PNW Section Summer Meeting and Symposium scheduled for June 25 to 27, 2019 in Cache Creek, British Columbia, a town located at a historic transportation junction with its roots dating back to the Gold Rush days. Cache Creek is located about 1-hour west of Kamloops and was impacted by the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire which burned 191,865 ha and resulted in the evacuation of the entire town. The tour will include stops and discussion on multiple topics including: 1) trees versus grass – how to address this debate post fire, 2) burn severity maps – calibration of these maps and their role in post-fire planning (forestry, grazing, seeding etc.), 3) hydrology – issues relating to soil erosion, water quality and reclamation, and 4) grazing post fire – the challenges regarding animals returning to the range.
Arne passed away peacefully on March 4th, on his own terms, surrounded by his loving family and following several days of wonderful get-togethers with very dear friends. He was adamant he wanted a party not a funeral. Therefore, we will be having a Celebration of Arne’s remarkable life at Chase Community Hall on March 23rd, at 4pm. We will start off with stories about Arne, then eat a dinner of his favourites, followed by dancing and enjoying the live music of Ritchie and the Fendermen.