Pre-Congress Tours

Pre-Congress Tour registration has closed. If you have registered for one of these tours and have a question, please contact the tour lead, identified below.

PRE-02: Northern California: Red Wine to Redwoods

PRE-05: Ecology and Biogeography of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains

PRE-07: Sustaining Diverse Ecosystems of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau through Community Partnership


PRE-02: Northern California: Red Wine to Redwoods

This three-day tour provides an opportunity to see unique forest and wetland restoration, and highlights cooperation with university professors and the application of research. Guests will enjoy San Francisco, a tour of the wine country, and the redwood forests of northern California. Day one includes a visit to the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) in Albany, CA to meet with researchers and hear topical briefings. That afternoon, guests will tour several Napa Valley wineries, and then travel the northern Californian coast to spend the night in Fort Bragg. The second day will include a tour of the Caspar Creek Experimental Watershed, the Redwood Experimental Forest, and a reception at California State University at Humboldt Bay. The third day includes a visit with researchers at the PSW’s Arcata lab, then driving to Sacramento for a flight to Salt Lake City. There will be no strenuous hiking.

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Dates:October 2-4, 2014 (Tentative)
Cost: $596.70/person, single occupancy
Flights:Fly into either San Francisco, CA (SFO) or Oakland, CA (OAK), and fly out of Sacramento, CA (SMF).

Handicap Accessible?

 

Yes

What is included in tour cost:

 

Three nights’ lodging, all meals (except breakfast the first day), and transportation during the tour.

What is not included in tour cost:

Breakfast the first day, airfare to San Francisco, CA or Oakland, CA to begin the tour, transportation from the San Francisco/Oakland airport, transportation to Sacramento airport, airfare from Sacramento, CA to Salt Lake City, UT upon completion of the tour, snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Contact:


Susan J. Frankel, sfrankel@fs.fed.us

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PRE-05: Ecology and Biogeography of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains


This three-day tour will start and end in Salt Lake City. The tour will cross the Wasatch Range, will circumnavigate the Uinta Mountain Range, and will traverse life zones from the desert scrub to alpine tundra. Scenic opportunities include Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge, and ancient Native American rock art. Northern Utah is an important ecological crossroad and was a principal corridor for Euro-American settlement of the West. This area is culturally enriched by more than 12,000 years of Native American influence. Tour stops will be in a field setting, with potential opportunities for strenuous hikes (to peaks of 3600m). Proper field attire and ability to negotiate moderately uneven ground are required. Freezing temperatures and snow are a possibility on this trip.

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Dates:October 2-4, 2014
Cost:$395/person, double occupancy; $495/person, single occupancy
Flights:Fly into Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) and remain in Salt Lake City for the Congress

Handicap Accessible?

 

No

What is included in tour cost:

Two nights’ lodging, all meals (except breakfast the first day and dinner the last), all park/forest entry fees, and transportation during the tour

What is not included in tour cost:

Breakfast the first day & dinner the last day, airfare to Salt Lake City, UT to begin the tour, transportation from the Salt Lake City airport, snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Contact:


John Shaw, jdshaw@fs.fed.us

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PRE-07: Sustaining Diverse Ecosystems of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau through Community Partnership

The six-day tour begins in Las Vegas, Nevada, and crosses northern Arizona and Utah to end in Salt Lake City. The world’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest occurs on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona and New Mexico. Vast woodlands of pinyon pine and juniper occupy the Plateau and adjacent regions of the Great Basin in Nevada and Utah. Significant stops on this journey provide an opportunity to view live-zones from the Mojave Desert to alpine tundra on several different mountain ranges. This tour will visit world-renowned geologic features such as the San Francisco Volcanic Field, the Grand Canyon, and southern Utah plateaus. Along the way, the tour will meet with foresters and managers dealing with issues of wild land recreation, tribal forestry, forest restoration, and a special focus on forest health. There will be opportunities for hiking.

For complete details about this tour please Click this Link.

Dates:September 29-October 5, 2014
Cost:$1200/person, single occupancy
Flights:Fly into Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

Handicap Accessible?

 

Yes

What is included in tour cost:

 

Six nights’ lodging, four meals, all park/forest entry fees, and transportation during the tour.

What is not included in tour cost:

All other meals except lunch on 9/29 and 10/1 and dinner on 10/1 and 10/4, airfare to Las Vegas, NV to begin the tour, transportation from the Las Vegas airport, snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Contact:


Brian Geils, bgeils@npgcable.com

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