Monument Research Symposium

The Friends annually award grants to students interested in doing research within the Monument boundary. The Monument Research Symposium is a culminating event where these students share findings with the broader public. Recent field-research findings will also be given by scientists on a myriad of topics.

Read about the 2017 presenters and their projects.


National Public Lands Day

At Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Every year in September, the Friends assist BLM’s Monument staff on a restoration project. We focus on one area within the Monument and work to restore it in some way. These restoration projects provide a head start for the recovery of the plants and animals that call the Monument home. In 2013 we re-routed a trail and restored a meadowland. Work in 2014 was centered around decommissioning a road to Pilot Rock and completing the pit toilet there. In 2016 we did annual maintenance at the Hyatt Lake Campground. 

To volunteer for current projects, contact:

Email: Christine Beekman, BLM Interpretive Specialist
Tel: 541-618-2320. 


Supportive Events 

The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument participate in several public events each year. Join us as a volunteer at these events.

Earth Day

(April) at ScienceWorks is on the Saturday closest to April 22nd. We host a booth with kids’ activities and information about what to do and see around the Rogue Valley.

Free Fishing Day

(June) at Hyatt Lake, hosted by BLM. Take a friend fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2 – no license required.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival

(October) at North Mountain Park in Ashland. This event celebrates salmon and the natural world around us. Flowers, Bear Creek and activities for the kids. Visit our booth or volunteer to share with others.