Sudden Oak Death Blitz

May 13th 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

 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: Monday, May 13. Meet at the Panamnik Center Library (by computer center) at 5:00pm. Refreshments provided.

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,, for more information.