Plants of the Siskiyous Camping Adventure


Join Gradey Proctor for an amazing adventure in the Siskiyou bioregion – hands down the most botanically diverse area in the west!  Spend three nights camping and four days exploring this wild and scenic land, covering botany, wildcrafting, medicine making, and working with plant identification keys.  Day trips will showcase the unique convergence of ecosystems found in this area.

Participants will meet new plant friends like the carnivorous Pitcher Plant and the stunning California Lady Slipper orchid, and spend some quality time with southern Oregon medicinals such as Yerba Santa, Aralia, and Balsam Root.  Between plant walks we’ll settle in a gorgeous floral field for class, engage in round-table discussions, or go jump in the refreshing water of the Illinois River. 

This place is magical.  You won’t believe the diversity of plant life and the intersection of ecosystems.  There is no place like it on Earth.

This is an intermediate course; basic understanding of botany is required.  (If you would like to join this trip, but your botanical ID skills are rusty or nonexistent, contact Gradey for private lessons.)

Plants of the Siskiyous Camping Adventure cost is $275.  Registration is required before May 18th.  Some ammenities, such as camping fees and breakfasts, are included in the cost.  We will carpool from Portland to our campground near Cave Junction, Oregon.