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Call of the Wild

Saturday, Sept. 19

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cantrall Buckley Park, Area A

154 Cantrall Road, Ruch, Oregon

On the Applegate River
, 8 miles west of Jacksonville via Hwy 238, 
Left on Hamilton Rd, Right on Cantrall Rd

The Program

9:30 am -9:50 am – Registration

9:55 am - 10:45 am – Keynote speaker: Cory Alvis-Allen (Wildlife Images)

10:50 am -12:05 pm   Session 1

Walk: Justin Rohde, "GPS"

Presentation: Teya Jacobi, "Photography"

Activity: Barbara Mumblo, “Wildflowers”

Activity: Caleb Schulten, "Backcountry Skills"

12:05 pm -1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm – Session 2

Walk: Tyler Wauters, "Medicinal Plants"

Activity: Chad Ananda, "Backcountry Skills"

Activity: Diana Coogle, "Nature Writing"

Presentation: Morgan Lindsey, Joseph Vaile, "Wolves"

2:20 pm - 3:35 pm – Session 3

Walk: Jakob Shockey, “River Ecology"

Activity: Sara Scott, “Being in Nature with Children”

Activity: Diana Coogle, "Nature Writing"

Presentation: Morgan Lindsey, Joseph Vaile, "Wolves"

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm – Closing

            Raffle, thank yous


Children's Area open all day after Wildlife Images

face painting, nature crafts, games, scavenger hunt, plant walk, stories, and survival skills


Presenters’ Bios

Cory Alvis-Allen, keynote speaker, is the Education Team Leader at Wildlife Images, where she has spent 11 years working with wildlife, children, and adults. A graduate of SOU's environmental studies program, she found her passion for environmental education as a volunteer at the center. 

Justin Rohde holds a certificate in Advanced Geographic Information Systems from the University of Denver. He works as a surveyor on public lands throughout southern Oregon, navigating some of the region’s most remote and inhospitable areas. Justin maps current and historic trails and recently completed a 350 mile route across the Klamath mountains.

Teya Jacobi is a retired attorney, former photography teacher at Pima Community College, and an award-winning nature photographer. She graduated from the New England School of Photography and has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Barbara Mumblo has worked at the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest since 1987, primarily as a botanist specializing in rare plants and invasive species. A 38-year resident of the Applegate, she is a long time member of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Her interest in noxious weed control began with the intrusion of yellow starthistle.

Caleb Schulten is a local primitive skills enthusiast. He works with flintknapping, animal skins, and creating fire by friction.

Tyler V. Wauters is a clinical herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner and co-founder of Hawthorn Institute. He was raised on a small-scale fish farm and apple orchard and has operated and maintained educational gardens around the United States. Tyler is a life-long student of herbalism and Ayurveda, and has been teaching workshops since 2007.  

Chad Ananda has traversed the hills and valleys from coast to coast making new trails in the underbrush, in search of intimate connection with the wild resources on which our species has always depended. He currently lives in the Provolt area of the Applegate Valley.

Diana Coogle grew up in Georgia but has lived in the Siskiyou Mountains for more than 40 years. She was a 1966 Marshall Scholar, earned a Ph.D. in English in 2012, and was a JPR commentator for 20 years. Her writing takes inspiration from nature and her mountain home. Her first book was a finalist for Oregon Book Awards. Her latest is Favorite Hikes of the Applegate.

Morgan Lindsay, KS Wild Outreach Director, holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in environmental studies with a focus on water policy and science and a minor in chemistry. She worked for three years protecting and restoring Mono Lake as a Policy Coordinator. Now she handles KS Wild’s membership database and oversees online and print outreach communications, volunteers, and events.

Joseph Vaile, Executive Director of KS Wild, oversees its campaigns and restoration and collaborative programs and advocates for protection of the special places of the Klamath-Siskiyous. A cum laude graduate of Edgewood College, Joseph has done graduate coursework at SOU and previously worked as a wildlife biologist with the Medford District BLM.

Jakob Shockey, who was raised in the Thompson Creek drainage of the Applegate, understands the powerful tie between successful natural resource action and the engagement of the local community. He has been the Riparian Program Manager for the Applegate Partnership Watershed Council since 2013, an organization he enhances with his youthful perspective, collaborative skills, and diligent work ethic.

Sara Scott lives in the woods with her husband and 11-year-old daughter, where she hosts a forest camp for kids. She has a degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and has taught at Imagine That... Creative Children's Center in Grants Pass, where strong value is placed on outdoor experiences with children. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Applegate Trails Association (ATA) is to create and preserve non-motorized trails in the Applegate Valley, providing recreational and educational access to public lands while protecting our natural resources. 

Welcome to the Applegate Trails Association

The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) is a non-profit Oregon group formed by community residents to develop a system of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails in the mountains of the Applegate Valley.

ATA is cooperating with public land agencies, community organizations, and private landowners to preserve and connect historic trails for future generations.

Our aim is to conserve our valley’s valuable resources―the land, the views, and the biodiversity―for the non-motorized enjoyment of people of all ages and levels of ability.


Cfertalaria.jpgThe Applegate Ridge Trail

Join us on a hike along the Applegate Ridge Trail (ART), our first project. As shown on the map, follow the ridges that overlook the Middle Applegate. Be prepared to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Applegate River Valley, the Rogue River Valley and beyond. Traverse the trail with serenity as you breathe in the refreshing mountain air and delight in the majestic forests that define the Siskiyou Mountains. Enjoy a journey into history as you imagine how Native Americans and pioneers first experienced this land. Lose yourself in reflection as you walk in the beauty above the Applegate Valley.  

The Applegate Ridge Trail will be accessible from various trailheads in the Applegate and Rogue Valleys. Covering a broad range of ecosystems, our premier trail will showcase the rich flora and fauna of the Middle Applegate. With segments of varying lengths, the trail will appeal to trail lovers of all skill levels.

Join Us!

Because you enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding and believe in the value of an Applegate trail system, join us in the field. Help us rediscover old trails, build and develop new ones, plan and conduct ATA events, and more. Donations are always appreciated. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or email