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Wildfires and Wild Rivers – Whychus Overlook Walk and Talk

  • • Whychus Overlook, Three Creeks Road, Sisters Ranger District (map)

In celebration of 50 years of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Bjarne Holm Speaker Series, of the Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) is hosting a Walk and Talk at the Whychus Overlook on Saturday, May 12.  Partners from the Deschutes National Forest – Sisters Ranger District, including specialists in fire, ecology, and wildlife will lead a guided walk at 10 am, exploring the wild river and wildfires in our collective “backyard”. Forest Service specialists will explain what we see in views of the 2017 Milli Fire and the 2009 Rooster Rock Fire and discuss recent and planned projects to reduce wildfire risks. Trail stewards from STA will discuss how we keep the “wild” in Whychus Creek Wild and Scenic River for present and future generations and how to build citizen stewardship by working with partners.

To participate in the Wildfires and Wild Rivers Whychus Overlook Walk and Talk, please register at http://sisterstrails.wildapricot.org/event-2854334 . The event is free and open to the public.

The guided walk will take place on the barrier free Whychus Overlook Trail (1 mile loop) with a brief descent into the area burned by the 2010 Rooster Rock Fire. The walk begins at 10am at the Whychus Overlook Parking area.

We encourage you to carpool, to dress for the weather with sturdy hiking footwear and to bring binoculars, water and snacks.  For more information, please contact The Sisters Trails Alliance at 541-719-8822 or chair@sisterstrails.org.