OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Ecoregion Field Courses - 2019

To become an Oregon State University Extension Master Naturalist, you must complete one Ecoregion field course. An Ecoregion course is a set of in-person classes taught within one of Oregon's ecologically distinct regions. These field-based courses, taught by experts, introduce participants to a wide range of natural history and conservation topics relevant to a single Ecoregion. A typical course contains 6-8 all day classes. Full course participation is expected. Click here to learn about our attendance policy.

As new Ecoregion courses are developed, we will include them here.


The following links contain details on Ecoregions field courses, including registration and schedules:

East Cascades - Klamath Basin (2019)

The field course season for the Klamath Basin is scheduled to return in 2019. Planning will begin soon and details will be ready early 2019. If you are not already on our email list to learn when schedules are available, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


Classes take place within the Klamath Basin, including stops at Crater Lake National Park and several sites just inside California. When a registration schedule is available, click on the "Details" link next to individual classes to find out more about location, times, and content. Scholarships are available to those that need financial assistance (75% off course fees). Look for the scholarship prompt while registering for the ecoregion course. All scheduled classes are subject to change

Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains (2019)

The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains Ecoregion field course will return in 2019. Class will be offered in two weekend blocks: May 9, 10, 11 & 12 and June 14, 15 & 16. Planning is underway and a schedule will be ready by early 2019. If you are not already on our email list to learn when schedules are available, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors that help make our Klamath-Siskiyou Mountians Ecoregion course in southern Oregon possible:

 

Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Fund of Oregon Community Foundation; Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Southern Oregon Land Conservancy; Rouge River Watershed Council

Classes will take place within the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains Ecoregion. When a registration schedule is available, click on the "Details" link next to individual classes to find out more about location, times, and content. Scholarships are available to those that need financial assistance (75% off course fees). Look for the scholarship prompt while registering for the ecoregion course. All scheduled classes are subject to change

East Cascades - Central Oregon (2019)

The East Cascades Ecoregion (Central Oregon) field course will not be offered in 2019. We plan to offer it again in 2020. If you are not already on our email list to learn about future offerings, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


Special thanks to all of our partners that help make our East Cascades Ecoregion course in central Oregon possible:


Classes take place within and near the East Cascades Ecoregion in Central Oregon. When a registration schedule is available, click on the "Details" link next to individual classes to find out more about location, times, and content. Scholarships are available to those that need financial assistance (75% off course fees). Look for the scholarship prompt while registering for the ecoregion course. All scheduled classes are subject to change

Oregon Coast - South Coast (2020)

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion field course will return in 2020. If you are not already on our email list to learn when schedules are available, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


Special thanks to our partners that help make our Oregon Coast trainings possible:

 


Classes take place along the South Coast, based in Charleston. When a registration schedule is available, click on the "Details" link next to individual classes to find out more about location, times, and content. Scholarships are available to those that need financial assistance (75% off course fees). Look for the scholarship prompt while registering for the ecoregion course. All scheduled classes are subject to change

Course Schedule - Mid-Willamette Valley (2019)

The Willamette Valley Ecoregion field course in 2019 is expected to be offered in the mid-Willamette Valley. At this time, plans are to offer this course in the month of May. Further details will appear here once we begin planning. If you are not already on our email list to learn when schedules are available, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


Columbia River Gorge (2019)

The Columbia River Gorge field course will return in 2019. If you are not already on our email list to learn when schedules are available, please enter your email address in the box located in the right-hand sidebar of this page.


The organizers of this course are giving priority to participants who live in the Columbia River Gorge (generally the area contained within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area). If you have questions, please contact Ann Harris at Ann.Harris@oregonstate.edu or 541-386-3343 in Hood River County, or Michelle Sager at Michelle.Sager@oregonstate.edu or 541-296-1217 in Wasco County.


All classes will take place within the area designated as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Please click on the "Details" link next to individual classes to find out more about location, times, and content. Scholarships are available to those that need financial assistance (75% off course fees). Look for the scholarship prompt while registering for the ecoregion course. All scheduled classes are subject to change.


Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors that help make our Columbia River Gorge field course possible:

  • Hood River County Extension Service - OSU
  • Wasco County Extension Service - OSU
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute
  • Columbia Land Trust
  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum
  • Hood River Watershed Group
  • Mt. Adams Institute
  • Ice Age Institute
  • Washington Department of Natural Resources