It’s more important now, than ever, to learn about forest fire and practical implications for the modern human relationship with forest management. Join us for a presentation on progressive fire management, describing how managed fire can restore ecosystem structure and function while protecting life and property, with a special emphasis … Read More

Explore the amazing wild edible and healing plants of the Mount Ashland.  Join the Northwest Nature Shop and Jolie Elan of the GoWild Intitute for a walk to learn about wild edible plants on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Mt. Ashland Meadows. Recognized as a Forest Service ‘botanical area,’ … Read More

Summer skygazing at NW Nature Shop. Look through a telescope to discover the beauty of our night sky. Friday July 13th 9-10 pm. Free

Come learn about the keystone process of our forests; fire is essential and beneficial for our forests’ health. The Miller Complex burned in and around the Red Buttes Wilderness Area, south of Applegate Reservoir in the summer of 2017 on 36,000 acres. The fire burned through a variety of habitats creating … Read More

Come on out for First Friday Artwork in the Nature Shop alleyway along with Escape Ashland, and Bestow & Bloom. All are welcome to join the party! We’ll have food – Dos Hermanos taco truck and Wasana Thai – music – Justin Gordon and AAA All-Stars, and community groups – … Read More

Join a friendly group of local artists for a plein air paint-out on the Dead Indian Memorial Plateau, adjacent to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. “Plein air” translating as “in the open air” will be a peaceful and invigorating experience for new and experienced artists alike. With wide open vistas of … Read More

Join Northwest Nature Shop for a guided night hike under the full moon! Night hiking is a unique experience that everyone should experience; for the luminous stars, the serenity, and the June “strawberry” moon. We will hike to a vantage point along the Rogue Valley rim in the Cascade-Siskiyou National … Read More

by Jeanine Moy, Northwest Nature Shop Naturalist

Southwest Oregon hosts amazing places to go swimming.

Our backyard public-lands boast alpine lakes, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls on Cascade volcanic rocks and steep Siskiyou drainages. This region is marked by aquatic refuges for people and wildlife alike. Before you go, make sure to … Read More

Join us for a foray in the woods, these easy-moderate walks are great for families and individuals looking to connect with other nature-loving friends. Come learn about mushroom foraging, best practices for sustainable harvest wild mushrooms, and the diversity of spring-fruiting fungi!

Four dates to choose from: Saturday May 12, Sunday … Read More

Come on out for the First Friday Artwork in the Nature Shop alleyway. Along with Escape Ashland, and Bestow & Bloom – all are welcome to join this free party! We’ll have food, music, art, and community groups…stay tuned for more details!