Thursday September 19th 7pm at Sisters Fire
Station Community Room 301 S Elm St. Sisters, Oregon
The Sisters Trail Alliance is pleased to present Jon Nelson, Curator of Wildlife at the High Desert Museum as part of our 2019 Bjarne Holm Speakers Series.
Jon Nelson is the Curator of Wildlife at the High Desert Museum. He oversees the daily care, training, and public presentation of a diverse collection of animals that cannot survive in the wild and are utilized for public education Jon’s background includes a B.S. in Natural Resources from OSU Cascades and in addition to his work at the museum he has done field biology throughout the High Desert including projects with the USGS studying the impacts of lead poisoning on raptors, and published research on behavioral relationships between golden eagles and common ravens. Jon plans to talk about the wildlife collection at the museum, particularly how they work with and train the animals using integrated techniques based on operant conditioning. “Training is used to encourage animals to participate in their own care, empowering them to make choices about participation which maximizes their welfare in captivity and allows us to also enhance the educational experience for our visitors.”County seeks 2019 Big Chainring Award nominees
NEW CXT Toilets have been installed by the Forest Service at Whychus Overlook Loop
Allingham Trail Skills College
The Pacific Crest Trail Association, The High Cascade Forest Volunteers, Oregon State Parks, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests invite you to attend the annual volunteer training weekend. The sessions offered are designed to train new and returning volunteers. The training weekend offers the opportunity to meet other people who are interested in working to provide quality recreation experiences for forest visitors. Register hereVolunteer Opportunities coming up!
The Sisters Stampede returns for its 10th year on Sunday, May 26! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to support the event beginning on Saturday with registration and packet pick-up, day of event course support and post-event trail evaluation and repair. There is an STA aid station providing support at the midpoint of the course. We'd like to the event organizers to know how may STA folks volunteered. In the comments section, please feel free to identify yourself as representing STA. To volunteer, https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2520579/false#/invitation
The Sisters Rodeo Parade rolls along again on Saturday, June 8! The Sisters Rodeo Parade is always a festive event for STA to show its community spirit. We have equestrians, trail dogs, trail goats, cyclists, trail adopters and more in our line-up for the parade. Participants will get a free T-shirt donated by Your Store. If you are interested, please email here for more information. The parade begins at 9:30, the participants begin gathering at 8:30.
The Crest the Cascades reaches the summit of the Old Mckenzie Pass on Saturday, June 15! The Crest the Cascades road bicycle ride is sponsored by SPRD and supported by STA. It is the last weekend of car free riding on the Old Mckenzie Pass. Volunteers are needed for registration and packet pick-up, course support at aid stations, sign set-up and clean-up, and lunch set-up and clean-up. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt! To volunteer for Crest the Cascades, please email here.
Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Update
Please click below for the Final Decision Notice for the Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project.