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Grass Identification Workshop
Burns and John Day, Oregon
July 6-7, 2022


This workshop will be two days in the field, learning native and  introduced grasses (cultivars and weeds). Participants may opt for either one or both days of the workshop. The first day will be on the Malheur National Forest, featuring riparian, forest and dryland grasses. The second day will be at the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range east of Burns.

Limit: 20 students

The required text for the class is the Field Guide to Grasses of Oregon and Washington. Bring a quality hand lens.

In addition to learning grass anatomy and terminology, you will gain expertise in using the keys and recognizing field characters to distinguish between genera or between species within a genus. That sounds serious, but actually we have a lot of fun with it.

In previous classes students remarked that, although going through the key time after time got repetitive for the instructor, the process created for them a familiarity and level of comfort in using the keys for identifying new grasses. With practice, students became adept at checking one or two characters to finalize an identification.

The fee is $300 for the 2-day workshop. For more information click here and for the registration form, click here. To inquire about the workshop, send an email to grassesandmore@gmail.com.

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Grass Identification Workshop
Frenchglen, Oregon
July 19-20, 2022 


This workshop will be two days in the field, on or near Steens Mountain.  This isolated fault block mountain is an amazing site to learn grasses and is home to several newly named species, including Calamagrostis utsutsuensis, Poa wallowensis and Poa mansfieldii.

Limit: 12 students

 

The fee is $300 for the 2-day workshop.  For more information click here and for the registration form, click here.

To inquire about the workshop, send an email to grassesandmore@gmail.com.

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Muhlenbergia minutissima in Big Indian Gorge.

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Grass Identification Workshop
Ochoco Mountains, Oregon
May 18, 2022
June 16, 2022


This workshop will be two separate days in the field, about a month apart, to learn early-season scabland and mid-season forest and riparian, native and introduced grasses. 
Participants may select either one or both days.

Limit: 20 students.

The required text for the class is the Field Guide to Grasses of Oregon and Washington

 

The fee is $300 for the 2-day workshop or $200 for one day. For more information click here and for the registration form, click here.

To inquire about the workshop, send an email to grassesandmore@gmail.com.

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Danthonia unispicata, Ochoco scablands.