Oregon Wild

07/22/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/20/2019 19:47

Oregon's Ancient Forests at Powell's on Hawthorne

Join the author of the new book 'Oregon's Ancient Forests: A hiking guide,' Oregon Wild staffer Chandra LeGue, at Powell's on Hawthorne to learn more about the forests featured in the book, and some of her favorite trails.

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. Mountaineers Books and Oregon Wild has just published just the guide to help you get to know and love these incredible places - 'Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide'. Come learn 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. Hear about hikes featured in this new book, which covers natural history, human history, flora and fauna, and come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.

The talk, at 7:30pm, will be followed by Q&A and book signing by the author.