Upcoming events

Hike the Wild Rogue. Beginning in May, join KS Wild and Siskiyou Project on the last Saturday of every month for a hike into proposed Wilderness along the Lower Rogue River. Enjoy diverse wild forests, extraordinary wildlife viewing and clear creeks tumbling into the mighty Rogue. Carpools leave the Gooseberries Natural Foods parking lot in Grants Pass at 10am. Bring hiking shoes, clothing layers, food and water. Moderate, approximately 5-7 miles. Learn how you can help to Save the Wild Rogue at Mark your calendars: May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25

Book Release Celebration for Thrillcraft: The Environmental Consequences of Motorized Recreation
May 14th at 7pm – Bella Union Restaurant and Saloon, 170 West California Street, Jacksonville

Join editor George Wuerthner for a reading from his recently published book Thrillcraft. With over 100 stirring color photographs and powerful essays from policy experts, scientists, and environmental activists, Thrillcraft bears witness to the immediate and long-term impacts of motorized recreation on the beauty, silence, and splendor of our country’s natural world. As the Bureau of Land Management considers 13 OHV “emphasis areas” in southwest Oregon and the U.S. Forest Service is undertaking a Travel Management Plan process, Thrillcraft could not be more timely and relevant.

“Whopper” Hike Series
In 2007, the Bureau of Land Management released a draft proposal called the Western Oregon Plan Revisions, also known as WOPR, which would guide the management of 2.5 million acres of public forests in western Oregon. The WOPR would remove these forests from the scientific framework of the Northwest Forest Plan. The agency’s preferred alternative calls for widespread clearcutting, reduced stream and salmon buffers and a sevenfold increase in logging old-growth trees. In addition, the plan proposes 13 OHV “emphasis areas” for southwest Oregon where motorized recreation would take priority over other uses. Join KS Wild for a hike to Medford District BLM public lands in our region that would be affected by this plan.

May 3: Illinois Valley: Lone Pine Prospect trail, west of Selma. This historic trail offers an overlook of the Squaw Creek drainage, old-growth trees, wildflowers and rare serpentine plant communities. We will walk through part of the Medford BLM’s Anderson West Timber Sale. Easy-moderate, 3 mile roundtrip. Meet at the Ray’s Market in Selma at 10am.

June 21: Little Applegate Valley

August 16: Moon Prairie, Indian Plateau

September 20: Long Gulch, Applegate Valley

Bring good hiking shoes, water, food and clothing layers. For more information, call 488-5789 or email

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