October Field Trip

Photo by Santiam Valley Ranch

The hundreds of acres of wetlands along Duckflat and Hunsaker Roads near Turner are one of the top-ranked hotspots in Marion County despite the fact that most are inaccessible to the public because they are on private lands. For this field trip, guided one-day access has been arranged to the vast “restricted access” portion of the Santiam Valley Ranch, which supports hundreds of acres of wetlands, prairie, oak savannah, and other habitats, along with lands managed for various agricultural and renewable energy uses. 

  • Where: Santiam Valley Ranch (aka Duckflat Wetlands) in Marion County
  • When: Sunday, October 8 at 9 am

Registration opens Wednesday, September 20. Visit the Field Trips page for more details.

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