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Tue, May 21


Imnaha River Canyon - Exact location TBD

Macfarlane's Four-O-Clock Survey

Join GHCC and botanist Callie Zender to survey one of Oregon's federally listed, endangered plant populations of Macfarlane's Four-O-Clock in the Imnaha River Canyon.

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Macfarlane's Four-O-Clock Survey
Macfarlane's Four-O-Clock Survey

Time & Location

May 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 22, 2024, 3:00 PM

Imnaha River Canyon - Exact location TBD

About the event

Join GHCC and Pacific NW native botanist, Callie Zender as we check in on one of the known populations of Macfarlane's Four-O-Clock in the Imnaha River Canyon. 

This is a very special opportunity to survey one of Oregon's federally listed, endangered flowers. We will be camping out in the heart of our mission area and working in support of this very important and stunningly beautiful plant. 

Volunteer work to accomplish:

  • Mapping/staking out population of Mcfarlane's 4-O-Clock along survey site
  • Pulling invasive weeds encroaching on Mcfarlane's 4-O-Clock population

What it takes to participate in this outing:

  • Tolerance for backcountry conditions - the survey site is steep and rocky
  • No experience necessary! — bring a great attitude for working with a team
  • GHCC and USFS partners will provide training and tools as needed
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 5 hours
  • Recommended for ages 18 and older or youth with parent in attendance

Trip schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 21st at 8 am - Meet in Enterprise (location to be announced via email on 5/14)
  • Caravan/carpool to the survey site and start monitoring and taking data
  • Wrap-up monitoring in the late afternoon and set up camp
  • Potluck dinner!
  • Wednesday, May 22nd - Finish data collection and weed pulling
  • GHCC provided lunch
  • Caravan/carpool back to Enterprise in the afternoon

Meeting location:

  • Enterprise - exact location TBD

What to wear:

  • Boots – no sneakers or sandals, please!
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirt
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long sleeves if desired)
  • Rain gear /layers for warmth (we expect chilly nighttime temps and possible rain)

What to bring:

  • A potluck dish to share for the Tuesday night
  • Lightweight day pack
  • Water bottle - We will provide a water refill station
  • Warm clothing for wet/cold weather (just in case! It is still Spring after all)
  • Medications/Personal care items/Sunscreen
  • Campers please bring: Tent, sleeping bag/pad, all gear required for your comfort

Trip notes:

  • If you would prefer to join us just for the day (camping is not required to participate), please let us know
  • This is a moderately strenuous work party
  • Pets are not to accompany volunteers due to work safety concerns

Contact information:

Nash Wadhams 

Cell: (541) 398-8142


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