Creation Adventure with Dr Keith Swenson and Ruth Hazen observing the Forest Ecology Along the Clackamas River in Portland, OR.
WHEN: May 24, 2016
7:30 am – Meet and carpool to the forest
5:00 pm – Return time
WHERE: Science House
8435 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220
CONTACT: Ruth Hazen
COST: $25 for families or $15 for an individual
Forest Ecology Along the Clackamas River – The upper Clackamas River drainage in the Mt. Hood National Forest is an ideal place in which to study and enjoy Oregon’s westside forest. This field trip will be in the form of a mini-course on forest ecology, based on the material taught in the biology program at Multnomah University. Participants will observe old-growth forest as well as sites that have been clearcut logged. We will see the large 36 Pit Fire burn of 2014, learn how to core trees and measure their height, net aquatic organisms in the Clackamas River and identify the major forest plants. Discussion topics will include evidences for design in the forest ecosystem and biblical stewardship of forest resources. Hiking distance will be about 4 miles, some being off-trail. Dr Keith Swenson, Professor of Natural Sciences at Multnomah, along with Ruth Hazen, will lead the trip.