NPSO 2012 Annual Meeting

Field Trip - Climate and Prairie Restoration Research Plots at the Deer Creek Center


Leaders: Dr. Tim Tomaszewski (Postdoctoral Associate)

Description: Meet at 8:30 or 10:30 am (maximum 20 participants at each presentation) at the Deer Creek Center’s parking lot for a 0.5 – 1 hour tour of the University of Oregon’s climate change research plots. The research plots are located in the field to the south of the entrance to Deer Creek Center at 1241 Illinois River Rd., Selma OR. Easy walk, 0.5 miles down and back up the driveway to DCC, approx. 25’ elevation drop and gain. We will visit the experimental plots where the environment has been altered to reflect warmer and wetter conditions. Discover the impact of this future climate scenario on native and exotic prairie plants. Expect to see natives Checkerbloom (Sidalcea maviflora), Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum), southern Oregon buttercup (Ranunculus austro-oreganus) and many more. To learn more about this experiment please visit the project webpage at

Difficulty: Easy- 0.5 miles

Group Size Limit: 20

Time: 8:30am or 10:30am, 30-60 minute tour

RT Mileage: none


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