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Table Rocks

The Table Rocks (Oregon) Environmental Education Program has continued to grow in popularity during its 28 year history. Today, we are one of the largest environmental education programs in the region. With the Table Rocks central location, the Table Rocks Environmental Education Program is one of few education programs accessing a large population of the public within the entire southern Oregon and northern California region. To date our program has reached over 65,000 area youth. We also help participants further prepare for the hike by offering a pre-hike classroom presentation. Program participants are led on outdoor education hikes exploring geology, botany, ethno-botany, noxious weeds, fire ecology, forest ecology, Native American history and culture, wildlife, and outdoor ethics. We have developed an extensive educational website and school standard based curriculum, available in both English and Spanish on our website.

The Table Rocks are a unique ecosystem. They supply habitat for two listed species, the dwarf woolly meadowfoam and the Fairy Shrimp. Our site-specific educational program allows opportunities for the BLM to educate the public about protecting these species, current issues, unique qualities, and effective management of these natural areas.

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