REGISTER FOR CONNECT 2020
CONNECT 2020 REGISTRATION PRICING:
REGISTRATION ENDS ON MARCH 20, 2020
(*Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, all sessions)
*Based on your registration level
REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED AFTER MARCH 14, 2020.
A $35 PROCESSING FEE WILL BE WITHHELD FOR ALL REFUND REQUESTS.
CONNECT 2020 - FIELD TRIPS
We offer Field Trips to any registered CONNECT 2020 conference attendee interested in exploring local conservation efforts.
FIELD TRIP REQUIREMENTS:
You must be a registered CONNECT 2020 conference attendee in order to participate in a Field Trip.
These are small group trips — a maximum of 25 people per field trip.
RSVP is mandatory to participate in the Field Trips.
No children are allowed on field trips.
Each field trip lasts approximately 3 hours + travel time (times below reflect travel).
These field trips come at no additional cost. Carpool is included.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
TOUR DE BEAVER, CAMPE MEADOW PRESERVE
Carpool Vehicles Depart Sunriver Resort @ 8 AM
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jen Zalewski for a tour de beaver at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve! The Land Trust recently worked with our restoration partners to build some structures in Whychus Creek that mimic the work of beavers and the ways they engineer nature. See the new beaver-inspired dams and juniper log structures that are changing the way Whychus Creek moves around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Then, we will compare these human-made structures by checking out some real beaver dams! Please note: we will be crossing small side channels of Whychus Creek. You will need knee-high, waterproof boots to join this tour. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. Please register online at
Hike Rating: This is a moderate 2-mile hike off-trail and through grassy meadows and through side channels of Whychus Creek.
What to Bring: Snacks, water, waterproof knee-high boots (we will be crossing side channels of the creek). Dress for the weather.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 12 PM - 4:30 PM
THE RETURN OF WYCHUS CREEK
Carpool Vehicles Depart Sunriver Resort @ 11 AM
12 pm – Meet at Sisters City Park by Whychus Creek (It’s as you enter Sisters on the left just after Hwy 126 and Hwy 20 intersect. Here you’ll get an overview of the history of the creek in the basin with regards to anadromous fish habitat and as a tributary to the Deschutes River.
1 pm-3:30 pm – Explore the Three Sisters Irrigation Diversion where a state of the art fish screen to install a fish screen, extensive habitat restoration and streamflow restoration below the diversion. Excellent story of collaboration of Three Sisters Irrigation District, Forest Service, Private landowners, and DRC to bring water back to the creek, pipe irrigation canals, and improve salmonid habitat.