Plants, Survival, and Awareness Skills
Saturday, April 7, 9am-6pm
Spend the day practicing navigating off-trail, using a map, compass, and terrain features to find you way. Learn how to read a topo map, how to account for the difference between true north and magnetic north, and to better read the landscape.
Cost: $65; or $50 for Cascadia Wild members. This class is also part of the trip leader training program.
Location: Mt Hood National Forest. Carpools leave from the Gateway Park and Ride.
Wild Edible Plant Outings
Learn to identify native plants and introduced weeds, and learn which ones are edible. Focus will be on spring greens. Two evening classes will take place in our local natural areas, and one field trip will go to the Mt Hood National Forest.
Tue March 20, 6:00-7:30pm: Foster Floodplain Natural Area.
Thu April 19, 6:00-7:30pm: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park.
Sunday, May 6, 10am-6pm: Mt Hood National Forest (location TBD). Carpools leave from Gateway Park and Ride.
These outings are FREE. A $5-10 donation is encouraged to support Cascadia Wild, but is not required.
Email Cascadia Wild for more information and to RSVP.
Trees and Ecology of the Cascades
Saturday, June 2, 9am to 6pm
Drive across the Cascades to experience first hand the wide variety of different ecosystems. Trees, in particular, can tell you a lot about where you are and the history of the area. Learn to identify different tree species and what they can tell you about the habitat, see differences in fire regimes and other ecological processes, and learn why this is important for any naturalist skills, including animal tracking.
Cost: $75; or $60 for Cascadia Wild members.
Location: Carpools leave from the Gateway Park and Ride.