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KS Wild Adopt-a-Botanical Area Program

KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center) is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Klamath and Rogue River Basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. They use environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities. Formed in 1997, KS Wild fights for protection and restoration of the incomparable ecological riches of southwest Oregon and northwest California. They monitor public lands in the Rogue River/Siskiyou, Klamath, Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and the Medford and Coos Bay Districts of the Bureau of Land Management.
The Adopt-a-Botanical Area program is a community watchdog program designed to mobilize volunteers to be KS Wild’s eyes and ears on the ground in designated Botanical Areas throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou region.
Much of the diverse plant life celebrated in the Klamath-Siskiyou region can be found in Botanical Areas in National Forests and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern on BLM lands. These areas have been protected because of the special plant life they host. However, due to a lack of oversight and law enforcement, many of these areas are threatened. You can help defend and protect these areas by joining their Adopt-a-Botanical Area volunteer program. This is a great opportunity to become more familiar with some of our region’s spectacular botanical diversity—and help KS Wild with ongoing work to monitor and protect Botanical Areas.
Areas incorporated in this program include designated “Botanical Areas” within our National Forests as well as “Areas of Critical Environmental Concern” on BLM lands. In the scope of this program we hope to include public lands within the following management areas: Medford BLM district, Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, and Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Adopting a Botanical Area is simply a one-year commitment to: 1. Visit your chosen area at least once a season and send KS Wild quarterly assessments to document flora and fauna and potential sources of disruption or illegal activity on the site. 2. Pick-up trash at least once a year – if it is overwhelming call them and they will organize a cleanup.
For more information on this program and how to volunteer go to: