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Jeanine Moy, KS Wild Outreach Director

Jeanine Moy, KS Wild Outreach Director

If “every dog must have his day,” it is very likely that those dog-days are outside on a trail, in the water, or a grassy field somewhere. There may be no other vicarious joy such as watching your sweet canine friend bounding through the forest. If you both can’t get

Walking the hills through summer heat will leave you thirsty, and perhaps longing for your favorite beverage as the sun sets. We are fortunate to reside in the foothills of the Siskiyous, which have landscapes of the right soil and climate to grow grapes and hops. The rise in an

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, (s)he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in,” Rachel Carson reminds us to continue the tradition of fostering a

Public lands are a great societal equalizer, available to everyone regardless of one’s class, creed, or color. Yet this shared heritage, so unique to our country, is being attacked from fringe interests that seek to seize ownership, or worse, sell-off our public lands to the highest bidder for financial gain

Imagine what it is to sense the world around you as if you had the body of a butterfly. Sensing various degrees of light and color, UV rays and heat with your eyes, and your blood changing with the air temperature. When the sun has risen far enough in the

The Siskiyou Mountains, the northern portion of the greater Klamath Mountain Range, is a great complexity of geologic landscape, and look deeper, a geologic wonderland of local rock types and landforms. Millions of years of the ocean’s tectonic plate slamming into the continental plate has created a mashed-up, complicated, and

Indulge in youthful pleasures, experience the wonders of winter, or just make sure to get those restless kids outside by going for a sledding adventure! The three key ingredients of snow, hillside, and sled are easy to come by around the Rogue Valley, but check out some favored locations to

The first icing of bright white on the Rogue basin’s rim is beckoning to all those gazing up from the valley. Fresh alpine powder will send seasoned skiers scrambling for wax and goggles, and inspire others to find their first foray into the winter adventure-land. Cross country skiing is an

For millennia, humans have looked to the stars with awe, for night-time navigation, for guidance and inspiration. Only in recent years has the sky become obliterated by light pollution, blinding us to the celestial dimension. Thankfully, the Klamath-Siskiyou region has ample wild places that afford clear views of the Milky

Yes, this ecoregion is a wondrous place. So much so that the international Union for the Conservation of Nature has named it an Area of Global Botanical Significance and it is proposed as a World Heritage Site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Yet in spite of this recognition, there are still