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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Botany in the Blues I
May
4
9:15 AM09:15
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Botany in the Blues I

  • Meet in Reid Campus Center lobby, Whitman College. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE (509-525-3136) TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST.

In this first of two field workshops, co-sponsored by a grant from The Washington Native Plant Society, we will facilitate a more “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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Brewer Wetland Tour
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00
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Brewer Wetland Tour

  • Walla Walla, WA 99362 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Blue Mountain Land Trust and the Tri-State Steelheaders have worked together to restore a twenty-acre wetland area near Walla Walla, bringing some of these benefits back to the area. On this tour you will learn about the work that went into restoring the property and conserving it in perpetuity.

 

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Shaping the Landscape
Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00
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Shaping the Landscape

  • Meet in Cascade Farm and Outdoors Parking Lot. (map)
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Come join Mike Denny and Bob Carson on a spring day exploring the natural history of the shoreline of the Snake River in Walla Walla County. This excursion is all about discovery from the bedrock up to the birds in the sky and everything in between. 

 

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Spots on the Land
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00
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Spots on the Land

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Email lauren@bmlt.org to join the waitlist.

Welcome back to foaling season at Blue Creek Appaloosas. Of the more than twenty different ways an Appaloosa can look, Charles Potts, a breeder of Purebred Appaloosa Horses, will show you multiple examples of different colored horses and explain the genetics behind their fascinating spots.

 

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