Cape Arago Audubon Society presents Chandra LeGue discussing her new book “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide” on February 12, 2020 at the Coos Bay Library at 7 PM. All are welcome, refreshments will be served, and a copy of the book will be raffled off for only $1 per chance. No need to be present to win.
Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, has published this guide to help you get to know and love Oregon’s incredible places. In the book you will find 91 awe-inspiring hikes that reveal the very soul of Oregon. Chandra will talk about some of the fundamentals of these forests – what makes an ancient forest, what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. She’ll also highlight a variety of the hiking experiences found in the book, covering natural history, human history, flora and fauna, so you come away with a better understanding of these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value.
Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, Chandra LeGue is proud to engage in work protecting and restoring the forests and wildlands of Oregon, her adopted home state. She earned her BS in biology from Carthage College in Wisconsin before moving to Oregon in 1999 to earn her master’s degree in environmental studies at the University of Oregon. Eugene has been her home ever since. Chandra has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003, promoting policies that protect and restore Oregon’s forests. She has led dozens of hikes in the Eugene area for Oregon Wild supporters, and she is the author of the new book “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide.” Chandra currently also serves on the board of directors of the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council.
Explore some of the many paths and trails commonly used by the folks in North Bend both past and present.
You can join local author and historian Dick Wagner on an easy to moderate 2 mile loop from Ferry Park, along Bayview Ave and back up into town, before walking through Simpson Park, past the North Bend Visitor Center, under the McCullough Bridge, and then returning through the woods to Ferry Park. Dick literally ‘wrote the book’ (or books) on North Bend History.
This hike should last about 2 hours.
There will be a 5.5 mile loop at a little brisker pace (and less history) on the North Bend loop portion of the new Sawmill & Tribal Trail.
This walk will also start at Ferry Road Park, and head out under the McCullough Bridge, and along the Sawmill & Tribal Trail to post #12 on Pony Creek Rd then up the stairs at Lombard and along McPherson to the North Bend Boardwalk then back to Ferry Road Park.
This hike is rated difficult (due to steps) and should last 3—3.5 hours.
Participants are encouraged to visit the Coos History Museum (in Coos Bay) after the hike.
Location and Time
We will meet at 9:30 in the Ferry Road Park parking lot.
Directions: Ferry Road is just South of the McCullough Bridge. If you are heading South it will be your first left. If you are heading North, it will be on the right, just past the North Bend Visitor Information Center.