Registration Open for 2018 NAMA Foray

Enjoy the outdoors and connecting with new and old friends from all over North America and beyond at the annual North American Mycological Association foray this fall.

The foray mycologist is Dr. Joseph Spatafora, former president of the Mycological Society of America, and recently appointed to Department Head for Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. During his 23 years at Oregon State University, he has maintained an active and successful record of teaching, research and service, which was recognized by his selection as one of OSU’s Distinguished Professors in 2018. His research, focused on the evolutionary biology of fungi, is recognized internationally.

Just a little over an hour drive from the Portland International Airport (PDX), Salem is also easily accessible from Eugene and Corvallis. Convenient to the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountain Range, there are lots of activities before or after the foray: tour local wineries, sample local restaurants and brewpubs and visit Silver Falls State Park. (We will be doing some half-day forays within the park property, but not near the actual spectacular falls.) The 33rd annual mushroom gathering at Breitenbush Hot Springs will be held the following weekend; consider sticking around another week!

To learn more about this year’s NAMA Foray and register, please follow this link.