50th Anniversary Reunion Information...

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4-25-06: Sally Hughes, of the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library Regional Oral History Office, has completed "UC’s Sagehen Creek Field Station at Fifty,” a compilation of interviews conducted during the 50th Anniversary Reunion in 2004.

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10-5-04: Read some press about the reunion (great pictures, too!).

8-23-04: The last of the 50th Anniversary Reunion visitors left this morning.

What a great event! It was wonderful to meet all the Sagehen alumni from the early days of the station, see their photos & hear their stories. It has helped us get a better sense of the amazing impact their work--done in very difficult circumstances--had & continues to have on public land management policies.

The event was also an awesome opportunity for the current partners to get together to learn a bit about other efforts & interested parties. It will be interesting to see the effects of this synergy in the coming months. Some things we have already seen include a great article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

We continue to see phenomenal support from Beth Burnside, the UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor for Research. She brought the entire staff to the reunion & just provided us with additional facilities funding for a faculty cabin.

Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this historic Sagehen event!

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As you may know, Sagehen recently passed its 50th year. We thought it would be fun & productive to throw a birthday party and invite all the old and new friends to visit, see the renewed facilities & share their stories & experiences! Participants will include Sagehen alumni, community groups, local agencies, university personnel & anyone else who'd like to attend.

The 'Sagehen Creek Field Station 50th+ Anniversary Reunion' is scheduled for August 19-22, 2004. Mark your calendars and send us contact info for anyone you know who might be interested but whom we may have missed! Anyone with an interest in helping out with the event should contact Station Manager, Jeff Brown.

Now that we have the resources to do so, we are hoping to document & record Sagehen's history by finding photos, datasets, study plots & CVs for Sagehen alumni, as well as recording oral histories. Please contact us if you would like to contribute.

Schedule of Events...(last amended 8-18-04)

Wednesday, August 18, 2004... (Lower Camp area)

Arrivals begin!

Ongoing registrations

Thursday, August 19, 2004… (Lower Camp area)

07:00-08:00 ... Coffee, etc.
08:00-09:00 ... Breakfast (please pre-register for all meals!)
09:00-12:00 ... Visit previous research sites
12:00-13:00 ... Lunch
13:00-15:00 ... Visit previous research sites--cont.
15:00-17:00 ... Round table discussion on past, present & future roles of field stations
17:00-18:00 ... Informal get-together
18:00-20:00 ... Dinner

*Oral histories recorded throughout day (pre-scheduled).
**Ongoing registrations.

Friday, August 20, 2004...(Lower Camp area)

07:00-08:00 ... Coffee, etc.
08:00-09:00 ... Breakfast
09:00-12:00 ... Visit previous research sites
12:00-13:00 ... Lunch
13:00-15:00 ... Visit previous research sites--cont.
15:00-17:00 ... Various agency updates on the current state of this Sierra region
17:00-18:00 ... Informal get-together
18:00-19:00 ... Dinner
19:00- ? ... Socializing

*Oral histories recorded throughout day (pre-scheduled).
**Ongoing registrations.

Saturday, August 21, 2004...(presentations in Upper Camp area; all others in Lower Camp)

07:00-08:00 ... Coffee, etc.
08:00-09:00 ... Breakfast
09:00-09:30 ... Registration
09:30-09:45 ...'Welcome & Quick Orientation'; Jeff Brown, Sagehen Station Manager
09:45-10:00 ... 'Welcome'; Jim Kirchner, Sagehen Faculty Director
10:00-10:20 ... '50+ Years of Sagehen'; Jeff Brown, Sagehen Station Manager
10:20-10:50 ... Acknowledgements & Announcements
10:50-11:10 ... 'Comments'; Beth Burnside, UCB Vice Chancellor for Research
11:10-11:30 ... 'The UC Natural Reserve System'; Alex Glazer, Director UCOP NRS Systemwide Office
11:30-11:50 ... 'Sagehen & the Tahoe National Forest'; Steve Eubanks, Tahoe Forest Supervisor
12:00-13:00 ... Lunch
13:00-13:20 ... 'Sagehen & the Community'; Kathleen Eagan, Former Mayor of Truckee
13:20-13:40 ... 'Sagehen & Local Non-Profits'; Lisa Wallace, Executive Director Truckee River Watershed Council
13:40-14:10 ... 'The First Summer--1951'; Glen Flittner, Sagehen Alumnus
14:10-14:40 ... 'To the 60's'; Dick Gard, Sagehen Alumnus
14:40-15:10 ... 'Quest for Wild Trout'; Bob Behnke, Sagehen Alumnus
15:10-15:30 ... Break!
15:30-16:00 ... 'New Sagehen Research'; John Battles, Assoc. Professor Forrest Ecology, USB
16:00-16:30 ... ''Lahontan Cutthroat Trout & Sagehen'; Mary Peacock, Professor, UNR & Lisa Heki, US Fish & Wildlife Service
16:30-17:00 ... 'ARC: English as a Second Language'; Victor Insera, Tahoe Adventures Outdoors
17:00-17:15 ... Closing Comments
17:15-18:30 ... Socializing & entertainment begin!
18:30-19:30 ... Dinner & entertainmetn by Irish band "Blarney"
19:30- ? ... Socializing!

Sunday, August 22, 2004...(Lower Camp area)

07:00-08:00 ... Coffee, etc.
08:00-09:00 ... Breakfast
09:00-12:00 ... Dynamic agenda--we'll see how this develops!
12:00-13:00 ... Lunch

Travel & Lodging Logistics...

Reno, Nevada has a regional airport with regular service from many points. All the major car rental agencies are there as well.

Lodging is available on-site at Sagehen, including limited ADA-accessible spaces & bathrooms. Except for limited faculty spaces, Sagehen accomodations are bunkhouse-style (separate boys & girls cabins!) & are now heated; communal bath houses were recently upgraded & include toilets, sinks & showers. Camping is available both at Sagehen & at the USDA Forest Service Sagehen Campground (1.5 miles up the road).

  • Sagehen lodging/camping rate: $10/person per night on a first come, first served basis.

For those who prefer to stay in a hotel, most major chains and many casinos can be found in Reno. Reno is a 30-45 minute drive from the Station on good highways.

The communities on the shore of Lake Tahoe also have many, many private & chain hotels but travel time will be longer over smaller, often congested roads. The closest lake communities are Tahoe City & King's Beach.

Truckee is about 10 miles away from Sagehen on good roads. Lodging choices are fewer in Truckee, but here are a few:

  • Holiday Inn Express (530-582-9999)
  • River Street Inn (530-550-9290)
  • The Truckee Hotel (530-587-4444)

See area map for overview. Be certain to contact the station before arrival for the current gate lock combination!

Meals

Meals will be available at Sagehen for your convenience, or you can eat in town.

Sagehen meal schedule & rates:  
   
 Thursday, August 19, 2004...   
   
  Breakfast $10  
  Lunch $15 
  Dinner $30 
  
 Friday, August 20, 2004...  
  
  Breakfast $10 
  Lunch $15  
  Dinner $30  
   
 Saturday, August 21, 2004...   
   
  Breakfast $10  
  Lunch $15  
  Dinner $30  
   
 Sunday, August 22, 2004...   
   
  Breakfast $10  
  Lunch $15  
      
 
 

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