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Get Out: Friday, Oct. 12

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Bear Creek salmon walk

Friday, Oct. 12: Every autumn, migrating chinook salmon make their way up the Rogue River to spawning grounds in tributaries throughout the Rogue and Illinois valleys. KS Wild will lead an easy walk starting at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent from 10 a.m. to noon to see spawning salmon in Bear Creek and learn about their habitat and behavior. Space is limited. Sign up and get more details about where to meet up and what to bring at www.kswild.org.

Hike & Learn - Great Gray Owls in CSNM

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument contains one of the largest known populations of great gray owls in the United States. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Ashland Outdoor Store, birding expert Harry Fuller will discuss great gray owls, which breed inside the monument. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, he will lead a hike to Soda Mountain and Little Hyatt Reservoir looking for great gray owl habitat. The hike will cover about 4 miles on an easy trail. All are welcome for the Friday talk. Registration is required to attend the Saturday hike. Both are free. For information and to register, see cascadesiskiyou.eventbrite.com.

Ashland Mushroom Fair

Saturday, Oct. 13: The annual event at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland, includes local mushroom experts, enthusiasts and connoisseurs, with craft booths, food, demos and local organizations in the Nature Shop alley between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For details, call 541-482-3241.

Peninger Restoration Project on Bear Creek

Thursday, Oct. 18: Karlia Ver Eecke, of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, will discuss post-fire restoration on Bear Creek following the Peninger fire area in Central Point that burned 123 acres July 17, including 35 acres of streamside forest along the Bear Creek Greenway. The area will be restored to meet ecological and public safety goals. This meeting of the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon starts at 7 p.m. at Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Alexis at alexislarsen1983@gmail.com or 860-878-2049.

Rogue River Preserve Fall Stewardship Day

Saturday, Oct. 20: Volunteers are sought from 9 a.m. to noon to help care for this property along the Rogue River by pulling invasive Scotch broom with weed wrenches making room for more native oak trees and wildflowers. Southern Oregon Land Conservancy will provide tools, gloves and snacks. Bring your favorite gloves if you have some. A portable toilet is available. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/

Colestin Valley Views & Conservation Tour

Saturday, Oct. 20: Join Southern Oregon Land Conservancy from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Colestin Valley at a recently conserved 160-acre property with trails, oak woodlands, acorn woodpeckers and more, located 20 miles south of Ashland. Learn from property owners, Stan Dean and Katharine Bronwen, about what makes this land special, best management practices and about SOLC’s Colestin-Siskiyou Summit Focus Area. Moderate to difficult hike covers 2.5 miles with about 600 feet of elevation gain. Additional trails can be explored if the group desires. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/

Family Walkabout at the Rogue River Preserve

Sunday, Oct. 21: Bring your little ones and let them discover the wonders of nature from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a guided activity as well as lunch by the river. Some walking and lots of exploring. Recommended for children 3 and older. Folks should bring their own picnic lunch. Guide is naturalist (and dad) Mike Potts. Easy slow hiking on and off trails or roads. For more details and to register, see www.landconserve.org/hikes-and-tours/

Applegate River salmon walk

Saturday, Oct. 27: Join KS Wild staffer Allee Gustafson on a leisurely stroll from 10 a.m. to noon to look for spawning salmon while learning about their habitat and behavior. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.

Illinois River Salmon Walk

Sunday, Nov. 4: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3 p.m. to learn about the salmon lifecycle and view wild salmon spawning in the Illinois River. Space is limited. To sign up and for more details about where to meet up and what to bring, see www.kswild.org.

Siskiyou Velo

Every Saturday: Brisk rides are for strong riders who want to ride in a paceline with occasional sprints and brisk climbs. Speeds are above 20 mph on flats and average of 15 to 18 mph overall. The route and starting point will vary — expect some climbing and, in fact, on most days, a lot. Riders should know how to make repairs. Riders are expected to review online and understand the planned route. The Brisk group is not a no-drop group, slower riders are discouraged. For details, call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.

Every Saturday: Velo Mello meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph on flats with few, if any, pacelines. The routes may include some climbing, but these are usually limited to small rolling hills within the Bear Creek Valley. No one will be dropped. Contact Lisa Brill at lisa4bikes@gmail.com.

Every Monday: Coffee Ride starts at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and covers 25-30 miles at a moderate to brisk pace; flat. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.