Southern Oregon University has partnered with the Klamath Network of the National Park Service since 2002 to help monitor and inventory the ecosystems of Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Lassen Volcanic National Monument, Oregon Caves National Monument, Redwood National Park, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. These park lands encompass and protect some of the most pristine, inspiring, and ecologically significant natural areas in the region, ranging from coastal environments containing such varied resources as tidepools and the world’s tallest trees, to open sagebrush-steppe and recent lava flows in the Great Basin Desert. In between these cool, wet and hot, dry extremes are volcanic, high mountain environments containing verdant meadows and spectacular lakes, including North America’s deepest and clearest: world-renowned Crater Lake.
The Klamath Network Office is located on campus at 029A Central Hall. The program offers internships, seasonal employment opportunities, and professional guidance to students interested in conservation management. Klamath Network Staff are involved in a variety of campus activities in support of teaching and research. The Network Coordinator is Daniel Sarr (541 552-8575).