Come along with the Friends

Throughout the year the Friends group is actively engaging visitors and community members about Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. There are a range of activities to learn more about the Monument including Hike & Learn programs, citizen-science projects, Stewardship days, and attending larger community building events.


Monument Research Symposium

Annually in March

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.


National Public Lands Day

Annually in the Fall

To celebrate National Public Lands Day, the Friends assist BLM’s Monument staff on a restoration project in the Monument. These restoration projects provide a head start for the recovery of the plants and animals that call the Monument home. 

In October of 2018 the Friends, along with almost 30 community members reconstructed a livestock fence around Shoat Springs. Stay tuned as we plan our 2019 project. 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.


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

Rogue Valley Earth Day is held at ScienceWorks on the Saturday closest to April 22nd. We host a booth with kids activities, maps, and general Monument information.

Ashland 4th Of July Festival

Downtown Ashland, next to Lithia Park, is hopping after the parade on the 4th of July. We provide information about the Monument, sell t-shirts and hats, as well as give away maps and stickers.

Bear Creek Salmon Festival

On the first Saturday in October the Bear Creek Salmon Festival is in full swing 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 for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument related kids activities and information.