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Embark on a winter adventure! Join BLM interpretive rangers on a snowshoe hike through the enchanting old-growth conifer forest at Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. Suitable for ages 12 and up, these Saturday excursions offer a unique opportunity to explore the biodiversity of a stunning winter landscape. Rangers will interpret winter adaptations of plants and animals, READ MORE


SATURDAY HIKE – DECEMBER 2ND, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE On this hike, we’ll talk about and discover as many native conifers and shrubs as we can find. We’ll discuss how to identify them, how to differentiate similar species, where to find them, and what interesting adaptations they have! We will be exploring READ MORE

“Plant Pollinators” – Sustainable Gardening Speaker Series

Join us for a monthly speaker series to learn about sustainable home gardening practices and related topics. This month: Plant Pollinators, with speaker Kristina Lefever All sessions: 1:00pm-2:30pm Free & open to public Location for all sessions: OSU Extension Auditorium 215 Ringuette St. Grants Pass, OR 541-476-6613

2nd Annual Seed & Plant Swap

Join KS Wild, Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, and Bestow as we celebrate National Seed Swap Day for our second annual Seed and Plant Swap! Hosted at the KS Wild office in downtown Ashland, we’ll offer an array of native seeds with lots of great educational information so you can start prepping your spring garden. We’ll READ MORE

Holiday Art for Ancient Forests!

Join us for a festive evening of creating holiday-inspired art with a purpose! We will be crafting enchanting tree ornaments and holiday cards that spread a powerful message – that mature and old-growth forests are a treasure worth protecting. Our creations will be sent to decision-makers in Washington D.C. encouraging them to take action. But READ MORE

TUI Open House 2023: Site Prep iNaturalist Training & Seeding Workshop

Establishing native plants on your property is kinda complicated! We’d like to help. Join us for a full-day workshop (with a potluck/lunch break) so we can walk you through some helpful approaches. We will cover topics such as how to prep your site for seeds, how to use iNaturalist to identify native plants on your READ MORE

TUI Open House 2023: Native Seed Film Screening

Join us at the Selberg Institute for a screening of this fantastic new documentary.  Filmed over four seasons, the film explores the people working to increase the supply of native seeds to meet the growing demand for restoration, weaving together footage of seed collectors, farmers, researchers, and land managers. Viewers will see the staggering scale READ MORE

TUI Open House 2023: Open Equipment & Chat with an Ecologist

Do you have native seed lots you are unsure how to properly clean? Want some time to hone your clipper skills? Do you need a productive way to expel your post-election frustrations by pounding on seed? Our seed cleaning facility is located within the Sampson Creek Preserve barn. It is located on Hwy 66 a READ MORE

TUI Open House 2023: Seed Cleaning Demo & Workshop

Join Understory staff for a demonstration of our seed-cleaning equipment library as well as hands-on opportunities to learn more about native seed cleaning! We’ll follow up with more detailed driving directions & instructions a few days before the event/after you register. Register Here