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Leaving the Trail - Hunting for Heritage - Umpqua NF - OR

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Come join us in discovering 10,000 years of prehistory of the North Umpqua Trail! In what is likely more than 100 year of use, the North Unpqua Trail has never had an archaeological inventory conducted, leaving valuable knowledge buried and threatened; prehistoric use of the North Umpqua River corridor remains a mystery. However, a rise in recently discovered archaeological sites in close proximity to the trail have come to the forefront of our preservation needs on the Umpqua National Forest. This Passport in Time project will consist of surveying several sections of trail located in old growth forests along the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River. You will get a one of a kind experience surveying areas with 180 degree views of the river, measuring rare and invaluable artifacts and/or features, creating photo inventories of borth archaeology and common wildlife encountered along the river, and working with GPS equipment to record locations. Not only will an inventory like this one only be possible with the help of the public through programs like PIT, this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to hike this adventurous trail!

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