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NWL training, near Cascadia, Oregon

  • 07 Sep 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • 09 Sep 2022
  • 12:01 PM
  • Longbow Organization Group Campground, near Cascadia, OR
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  • Basic registration includes training and facilities fee.

Registration is closed

This year the NWL is hosting a two-night training event, where we will simulate conducting an FIA style plot following the lichen certification guidelines. The focus of this training event is on lichen identification skills of the PNW. Trainees can be at any level, but you will get the most out of this if you already have basic lichen training. Previously certified lichenologists are encouraged to attend to brush up for re-certification. As a group, we will collect lichens on the plot and then spend the remaining time discussing and keying out the specimens. Several dissecting microscopes will be provided for shared use along with chemicals for spot tests. 

Training Facilitators: Elisa Di Meglio, Joe Di Meglio, Katherine Glew.

Cost: The training costs $135 including a $35 facility fee. Payment of $135 dollars is due at registration. Registration and full refunds are available up to two weeks prior to the event.

Check in time – 2 pm 7 September 2022.

Check out time – 12 pm 9 September 2022.

Directions: From Sweet Home, Oregon travel east on Hwy. 20 for 17 miles to Road 2032. Follow Road 2032 to Longbow Organization Camp. Latitude 44° 23' 30.0001" N, Longitude 122° 22' 0.0001" W.


Longbow Organization Camp was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The historic campground provides a covered cooking area with a fireplace and six sleep shelters that face the beautiful South Santiam River.

Parking at the campground is very limited, so please carpool with other participants if you can.

Overnight accommodations: 6 alpine shelters are available which have 3 walls, a fireplace and bunkbeds that sleep 8 people. Bring everything you will need to sleep on a bunkbed in summer outdoor/camping conditions (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, warm clothes…etc). **No tents or trailers are allowed; you must stay in one of the shelters.

Food: Bring 2 nights worth of food for yourself and any camping cooking supplies you will need. **No power is available.


1.       Your copy of McCune and Geiser, 2009. Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, if you have one.
2.       A hand lens.
3.       A dissecting microscope if you have one, and a headlamp to use as a light source.
4.       2 nights worth of food for yourself and any camping cooking supplies you will need. **No power is available.
5.       Camping gear to stay 2 nights in a bunkbed (sleeping pad, sleeping bag, warm clothes, toiletries…etc.). No tents allowed.

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