The Crooked River Caldera

Jan 17, 2014
Our January Nature Night on the Crooked River Caldera was a full house! Enjoy slides from presenter Carrie Gordon on one of the largest ancient volcanoes in the world right here in Central Oregon.


Thanks to those of you who came out to our January 16th Nature Night on the Crooked River Caldera! It was a great presentation thanks go our fabulous presenter Carrie Gordon!

Enjoy slides from Carrie's presentation on one of the largest ancient volcanoes in the world right here in Central Oregon--the Crooked River Caldera.

If you have trouble viewing the slides below, click here.

2014 Nature Night: Crooked River Caldera by Carrie Gordon from DesLandTrust

Additional Resources mentioned during the presentation

Geology of Oregon
by Elizabeth L. Orr, and William N. Orr. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Pub., 1999.

In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
by Ellen Morris Bishop. Portland, Or.: Timber, 2003.

Hiking Oregon's Geology
by Ellen Morris Bishop. Portland, Or.: Mountaineers Books, 2004.

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
. <http://www.oregongeology.org/sub/default.htm>

Carrie Gordon
is the Forest Geologist on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland for the US. Forest Service. She holds a BA in Geology from Central Washington State College and is a Registered Geologist in the States of Oregon and Washington. Carrie has worked in Central Oregon since 1992 and was part of the team of geologists that discovered Central Oregon’s Crooked River Caldera. Carrie has had a life-long fascination with the land and the rocks, listening to the stories they tell.

***Thanks to North Rim, Lind/White Group at Merrill Lynch, and Arbor Mortgage for making Nature Nights possible.***