Klamath Basin Chapter, 
Native Plant Society of Oregon

Events & Hikes

The Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon's meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. Everyone with an interest is welcome!


Upcoming events

    • July 29, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Forest Road 3661 (Fourmile Lake Road)

    Bull Swamp, located on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, is one of the largest fens in the Southern Cascades. Fens are unusual habitats created by high water tables and accumulation of thick layers of peat. As a result, fens often contain plants not found in other areas and are great places to botanize.  

    Meeting Place:  For those interested in carpooling, meet in front of the Klamath County Museum at 8:00 am. Otherwise, meet at Great Meadow SnoPark at 9:00. The SnoPark is located along Highway 140 about 1/4 mile west of the junction with Dead Indian Memorial Road and 1 mile east of the turnoff to Lake of the Woods. From there we will caravan to the site, traveling approximately 4 miles north on the Fourmile Lake Road.  

    What to Bring:  Some areas will be wet or boggy, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes that can get wet, or rubber boots. Bring snacks and ample drinking water. Mosquito repellent is also recommended.

    What to Expect:  Bull Swamp contains a diversity of wetland plants. We will see sundews and bladderworts; carnivorous plants that trap insects in order to gain nutrients. There is also an abundance of mosses, including sphagnum moss and the rare species, Calliergon trifarium.  

    Physical Requirements: This walk is considered to be easy to  moderate difficultly.  We will walk less than 1 mile on flat, but uneven and boggy terrain.

    Further Information: For information contact Erin Rentz at 541-883-6714.

    The sticky leaves of the sundew Drosera rotundifolia
    • August 12, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Rogue River National Forest

    This is a joint trip with Klamath Audubon to 1000 Springs located on the Rogue River National Forest near the boundary of Crater Lake National Park.

    Meeting Place:  If you wish to carpool from Klamath Falls, meet at the Museum at 8:15. Otherwise, meet at Kla-Mo-Ya Casino at 9 a.m. on the west side of the parking lot (Hwy 97 side).  From there we will caravan to the site about 40 miles up Highway 62, turning off on a gravel road for about 3 miles.   

    What to Expect:  This is an undeveloped mostly forested area. There are numerous springs, small creeks, and wetlands, which form the headwaters of a tributary to the Rogue River.

    What to Bring: Dress for the weather and bring footwear that can get wet. Binoculars, lunch/snacks, water, insect repellent and sun screen are recommended.  

    Physical Requirements:  There will be an easy to moderate hike off road/trail to the springs less than 1/2 mile away.  

    Further Information: For information call 




Past events

July 01, 2017 Modoc Rim - Led by Sarah Malaby
June 24, 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour - led by Todd Kepple
May 27, 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour - led by Todd Kepple
May 09, 2017 Conservation of Applegate's Milkvetch - May 9 Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
April 11, 2017 Fungi and Edible Mushrooms - April 11 Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
May 07, 2016 Wildflowers and More in the Lava Beds
April 30, 2016 Volunteer Opportunity - Oregon Tech Native Plant Garden
April 23, 2016 Native Plant Garden Tour - led by Todd Kepple
April 07, 2016 Oregon Flora Project - Linda Hardison - April Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
March 03, 2016 Xeriscaping - Sarah Malaby - March Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
February 04, 2016 An Update on Soil Survey Activities in Klamath County - Chris Gebauer - February Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
January 26, 2016 Monarchs and Milkweeds - the extent & causes of their decline
January 07, 2016 January Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting - CANCELLED
December 03, 2015 Fire Ecology - James Klungness-Mshoi - Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
November 05, 2015 Carnivorous Plants - Lacey Jarrell - Klamath Basin Chapter Meeting
October 24, 2015 Native Garden Work Party October 24 - Volunteers Needed
October 01, 2015 The Biology of Orchids and Chapter Meeting - Planning Session
July 18, 2015 Conifer Caravan - led by Sarah Malaby
June 20, 2015 Gardening with Natives - led by Todd Kepple
May 16, 2015 Plants of Ancient Volcanoes - Hike Devil's Garden
May 07, 2015 Botany Meets Geology in the Klamath Basin - Ron Larson and Steve Sheehy - KBCNPSO Meeting
April 25, 2015 Wildflower Walk: Black Hills Research Natural Area.
April 25, 2015 Native Garden Work Party - Oregon Tech
April 04, 2015 Lichens of the Lava Beds Field Trip - Led by Steve Sheehy
April 02, 2015 Lichens of the Lava Beds National Monument - Steve Sheehy -KBCNPSO Meeting
March 05, 2015 How Cool are Soils!? -- Soil Survey and Ecological Sites in Klamath County - KBCNPSO Meeting
March 04, 2015 Committee Meeting - Common Plants of the Klamath Basin
February 05, 2015 Williamson River Delta Restoration - Mel Schroeder - KBCNPSO Meeting
January 22, 2015 Committee Meeting - Common Plants of the Klamath Basin
January 01, 2015 No January Meeting - Happy New Year!
December 04, 2014 Holiday Potluck & Photo Show - KBCNPSO Meeting
November 06, 2014 Five Weeks of Patagonian Flora - Kerry Byrne - KBCNPSO Meeting
October 02, 2014 What Plants Talk About - KBCNPSO Meeting
September 13, 2014 Botany of Upper Klamath Lake - led by Mel Schroeder
July 26, 2014 Big Meadow - led by Sarah Malaby
July 12, 2014 Chiloquin Native Plant Garden Tour - led by Joan Rowe
June 28, 2014 Chiloquin District - led by Sarah Malaby
June 21, 2014 Gardening with Natives - led by Todd Kepple
June 06, 2014 NPSO Annual Meeting 2014
May 31, 2014 Tunnel Creek Wetland Hike - led by Johanna Blanchard
May 10, 2014 KBCNPSO at Migratory Bird Day
May 01, 2014 KBCNPSO Meeting
April 27, 2014 Native Plant Appreciation Week
April 26, 2014 Glide Wildflower Show
April 24, 2014 Tree Rings Yield Clues About Historic Drought Cycles
April 12, 2014 Learn to Like Lichens - Hike
April 03, 2014 Decline of the Bellinger's wooly meadowfoam by Johanna Blanchard - KBCNPSO Meeting
March 06, 2014 BOPU? What's that? & KBCNPSO Meeting
February 06, 2014 Lichens of Oregon by Steve Sheehy & KBCNPSO Meeting
January 01, 2014 No Meeting in January
December 05, 2013 Applegate's Milkvetch - One of Oregon's Rarest Plants
November 09, 2013 Volunteer Opportunity - Klamath County Museum Wildflower Garden
October 25, 2013 Organizational Meeting
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