Sudden Oak Death Blitz

May 16th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
May 19th 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Join the Karuk Tribe and MKWC to learn more about the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death and the impacts it will bring to our community. This plant disease can kill tanoak trees, but is not yet known to be present in the middle Klamath. Now is the time to mobilize as a community to do what we can to prevent its introduction and to be prepared for its eventual arrival.

The SOD Blitz is our Community Coming Together in the Fight Against Sudden Oak Death (SOD). Our events in Orleans and Happy Camp are part of a larger effort through the state of California and contributes important scientific data on this problem to a UC Berkeley research lab (

Orleans: Wednesday, May 16. Meet at the Karuk Tribe Council Chambers at 5:30pm.

Happy Camp: Saturday, May 19. Meet at the People's Center at 10am.

These meetings are a brief introduction to the pathogen and the disease. Participants will then disperse to look for disease symptoms on tanoak and bay trees near their homes or improtant places. 

Contact Heather Rickard, or Tanya Chapple, for more information.