Gone Fishin'
Aug
27
9:00 AM09:00
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Gone Fishin'

Visit the Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facility operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to learn about the fascinating life-cycle of Chinook salmon and witness the hatchery spawning process.

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Chinese Mining History Tour - SOLD OUT
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Chinese Mining History Tour - SOLD OUT

  • 116 Northwest Bridge Street John Day, OR, 97845 United States (map)
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This event is sold out. Please contact Genevieve Perdue at genevieve@bmlt.org to be put on the wait list.

The discovery of gold in 1862 brought miners and entrepreneurs from around the world to the upper John Day River in the southern Blue Mountains. The first Chinese miners arrived soon after, and by 1870 they accounted for 70% of the miners. Many mining towns in eastern Oregon had an associated “Chinatown,” one of the largest was in John Day. 

 

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Designing Bee Friendly Gardens - SOLD OUT
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00
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Designing Bee Friendly Gardens - SOLD OUT

This event is sold out. Please contact Lauren Platman at lauren@bmlt.org to be put on the wait list.

Planting bee-friendly gardens helps support pollinators of all varieties, ensures your vegetables are pollinated, and can help perpetuate plants that depend on pollination- over 90% of the world’s plants. 

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Botany in the Blues II
Jun
22
9:15 AM09:15
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Botany in the Blues II

  • Meet at parking lot behind the Hall of Science at Whitman College (map)
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This event is sold out. Please contact Lauren Platman at lauren@bmlt.org to be put on the wait list.

On this second field workshop, co-sponsored by a grant from The Washington Native Plant Society, we will continue our “close-up” look at the amazing native plant diversity of the Blue Mountains. Participants will become familiar with the tools and resources needed to recognize and identify the flowers, other plants and lichens they will encounter while on their own future mountain ramblings.

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Farm-to-Needle
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00
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Farm-to-Needle

Spend a summer morning exploring the finer details involved in small scale, sustainable, natural fiber production. Join Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas, a US Army combat veteran turned first generation farmer, as she shares how she manages and raises 25 alpacas to produce a line of farm- raised knitwear and specialty yarns. 

 

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Blues Crew Work Party: Magone Bike Trail System
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Blues Crew Work Party: Magone Bike Trail System

  • Walla Walla Ranger District Office (map)
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In our second collaboration with the Malheur National Forest, the Blue Mountain Land Trust’s “Blues Crew” will be coming down from Walla-Walla, Washington and working alongside the John Day-based Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance (EOTA) on an exciting new mountain bike trail network under development in the Magone Lake area.

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Two Rivers; Two Days
Jun
1
to Jun 2
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Two Rivers; Two Days

  • Meet at Walla Walla Community College main parking lot. (map)
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Spend the weekend rafting with geologist Bob Carson down the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Experienced guides from Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys will accompany us across peaceful pools and exciting class 3-4 rapids.

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 Island in Time Trail Guided Hike
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Island in Time Trail Guided Hike

Join a ranger-led hike exploring the Island in Time trail at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. As you hike through the green-blue clay stone badlands, the park ranger will point out fossil casts placed along the trail. This moderate hike follows the canyon floor and gains 220 feet of elevation. The Island in Time trail is 1.3 miles round trip.  

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Journey to the Zumwalt
May
25
7:00 AM07:00
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Journey to the Zumwalt

  • Meet at Walla Walla Community College main parking lot by the flag pole. (map)
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Take a trip to the Zumwalt Prairie, one of the largest intact prairie ecosystems in eastern Oregon. The Nature Conservancy purchased 27,000 acres of the Zumwalt Prairie in 2000, and added an additional 6,065 acres in 2006. Combined, it is now Oregon’s largest private nature sanctuary. 

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Know Your Trees - SOLD OUT
May
20
6:30 PM18:30
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Know Your Trees - SOLD OUT

  • Meet at Fort Walla Walla Rotary Pavillion. (map)
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The native plants and trees of Fort Walla Walla make it a special place. Many visitors, after driving through hours of parched desert and miles of treeless farmland, are astounded to find this beautiful valley full of trees, the natives of many of which can found near our streams. 

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Upper Dry Creek Ranch Tour
May
18
2:00 PM14:00
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Upper Dry Creek Ranch Tour

  • Meet in Andy’s Market parking lot to carpool. (map)
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In nearby Weston, Rob and Cheryl Cosner have adopted Savory’s methods at Upper Dry Creek Ranch, where they raise sheep, goats and cattle. They will talk about how these practices and the unique characteristics of their property impact the flavor of their dry pastured lamb.

 

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