NPSO 2019 Annual Meeting

July 12-14     Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains


General Natural & Cultural History Nonfiction Books

The Botanist and Her Muleskinner, Lila Irvin Leach and John Leach, Kirpatrick & Holzworth

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song, Arnold & Reed

The Klamath Knot, David Rains Wallace

Spirit of the Siskiyous, Mary Paetzel

Solitary Wasps and Bees: Their Hidden World in the Siskiyous, Mary Paetzel

Technical Botany Resources

The Jepson Manual (2011): Still the current comprehensive technical guide used by professional and amateur botanists to key vascular plants in our region.

Flora of Oregon Volume 1 (2015). Two final volumes are in the works.
The Oregon Flora Project website has an online plant atlas too.

Vascular Plants Endemic to the Klamath-Siskiyou Region , James Smith (List updated 2017).

Calflora has an online plant atlas too.

Plant Field Guides

Conifer Country: A Natural History and Hiking Guide to 35 Conifers of the Klamath Mountain Region, Michael Kauffman.
Great web site too: Conifer Country

Field Guide to Shrubs of Southwestern Oregon, OSU Extension

Flowers of the Table Rocks, Susan K. MacKinnon
Excellent resource for oak woodlands and lower elevations

Rare Plants of Southwest Oregon, 2nd Edition, Mullens & Showalter
Found at regional USFS-BLM offices for $8.

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, Turner & Gustafson

Wildflowers of Southern Oregon, Kemper

Hikes & Regional Guides

The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology, Luke Ruedgier

50 Hikes in Oregon’s Coast Range & Siskiyous, Ostertag

100 Hikes in Southern Oregon, Sullivan

Favorite Hikes of the Applegate, Coogle & Sathre

Hiking Oregon & California’s Wild Rivers Country, Rohde

Oregon's Best Wildflower Hikes: Southwest Region, Elizabeth L. Horn

Federal Agency Resources

Medford Interagency Office (BLM & US Forest Service)
3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504
(541) 618-2200

Grants Pass Interagency Office (BLM & US Forest Service)
2164 NE Spalding Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526
(541) 471-6500

Bureau of Land Management - Medford District
Maps: Medford District, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and resource area travel maps can be obtained from interagency offices,
or online from the BLM Website. FYI: The BLM travel map that covers the Applegate Valley is in the Applegate Resource Area.

Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest
Maps: Siskiyou NF, Rogue River NF, and motor vehicle maps for ranger districts can be obtained at interagency and ranger station offices,
or online from the National Forest Map Store.

Star Ranger Station (in the Applegate on the way to the Applegate Reservoir)
6941 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-3800

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (BLM)

Oregon Caves National Monument (National Park Service)

Kalmiopsis Wilderness

Red Buttes Wilderness

Siskiyou Wilderness

TJ Howell Botanical Drive
Named for Thomas Jefferson Howell, an early botanical explorer of Oregon, this drive (7.5 miles one way) has been designed to share some of the natural wonders of the Siskiyou Mountains. Located on Eight Dollar Mountain Road near Cave Junction and Kerby, Oregon, the drive starts one mile west of Highway 199(primarily gravel road) in the Illinois Valley. If you're going, you can download a brochure or a Plant List, or pick them up at USFS office.

The Siskiyou Loop: Discovery Tour
An interpretive driving brochure for USFS Road 20 along the eastern Siskiyou Crest – Mt. Ashland to Dutchman Peak (July-November, depending on snow levels; gravel road, some rough spots).

Bigfoot Trap & Collings Mt. Trail #943 by Applegate Reservoir.
The only Bigfoot trap in the world!

Gin Lin Mining Trail, Little Applegate
You can download the interpretive brochure or pick one up at BLM/USFS offices.

Enchanted Forest Trail, Applegate
Medford Mail-Tribune: Enchantment in the Applegate

Limpy Creek Botanical Trail, west of Grants Pass off HWY 199.