The popular historian and lecturer Jeff LaLande will present “Oregon’s Least-Known Mountains: The Human and Natural History of the Klamath/Siskiyou Ranges” on Wednesday, November 3 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture, registration is required. Click to Register
The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains, which begin just to the west of the Bear Creek Valley and extend to the Pacific Ocean, make up the southwestern-most corner of Oregon, and they extend southward into adjacent California. This presentation will address the rugged geography, the complex geological history, and the stunning biological diversity of what are, in fact, Oregon’s least-known mountains. Past human activities that were once significant within the still-remote terrain will also be included in the discussion.
Jeff LaLande has been a resident of the Rogue Valley for over forty-five years. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and later received his M.A. in archaeology from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oregon. He worked for over thirty years with the U.S. Forest Service as an archaeologist and historian and has published articles and several books on regional history.