NCER will feature two pre and post conference field trips guided by knowledgeable local restoration professionals. Learn what others are doing time in the Pacific Northwest and expand your ecosystem knowledge by joining your fellow conference attendees to see the area. Start making travel plans now to come early or stay over and participate in a pre or post conference tour - or both!
Detailed itineraries and field trip fees will be announced mid-March.
Sunday, August 2, 2020
8:00am – 5:30pm
Two Full-day Optional Pre-Conference Field Trips
TRIP 1: Taking Landscape Conservation to Scale with the Tree for All Program
This full-day tour begins with two technical presentations at Clean Water Services followed by a tour with stops at Jackson Bottom and Fernhill Wetlands, Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Montinore Vineyards, Chicken Creek and Fanno Creek. The tour closes with a Beer Tasting by Clean Water Brew on the return trip to the hotel.
TRIP 2: Tour of Columbia River Gorge
This full-day tour includes stops at Cascade Locks, Eagle Creek Fire Restoration Sites and Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge with additional stops at the Vista House, Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam.
Friday, August 7, 2020
8:00am – 4:30pm
One Full-day and One Half-day Optional Post-Conference Field Trips
TRIP 3: Ridgefield Trip (8:00am – 4:00pm)
This tour features stops at restoration sites including floodplain habitat along the Columbia River north of Portland. Additional restoration project sites include a stop at Wapato to see oak forest, restoration burns, and the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. We’ll also visit with private landowners who are using their land for restoration purposes.
TRIP 4: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (Full Day Tour)
This group will travel to Castle Rock, WA, the western base of Mount St. Helens and tour post-blast ecosystem recovery at this 110,000-acre site of a volcanic eruption. The tour includes a stop at the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
More details will be posted when online registration opens mid-March.