Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Forestry Practices Hike

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest, Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC), and the Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NRLT) on August 18 as we look at recent forestry operations in the upper Freshwater Creek watershed on HRC timberlands in the morning and then proceed to the recently renovated Freshwater Farms Barn on Old Arcata Road for lunch and a tour of NRLT’s recent estuary restoration work adjacent lower Freshwater Creek. Participants will have the opportunity to see a variety of forested conditions and logging methods post-harvest and measures being implemented for the protection, conservation, and restoration of Humboldt Bay wildlife and fisheries.

  • Come prepared for sun as well as potential cool weather and bring your lunch.
  • Protective hiking attire recommended, including stable footwear.
  • Please meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Freshwater Farms Reserve trail parking lot on Old Arcata Road near Three Corners Market. The parking lot is a few hundred feet south of the barn and farmstand. Please do not park in front of the barn.
  • For Southern Humboldt attendees: please call 707-986-1087 x 9# to arrange carpooling if possible.
  • We will carpool from there to HRC timberlands for two moderately strenuous hikes and then return to the NRLT Freshwater Barn property for lunch and easy hike along Freshwater Creek to look at an estuary enhancement project – ‘Cows and Cattails’ – combining historical ranching around the bay with restoration.
  • Hikers are asked to bring high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles to help with carpooling.
  • The field trip will end at approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • This hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted.
  • For questions or clarifications, contact anna@sanctuaryforest.org, or visit www.sanctuaryforest.org.

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are:

101 Netlink, The Benbow Inn, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Collaborative Solutions, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Gyppo Ale Mill, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Indigo Denim Bar, J. Angus Publishing, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Plaza Shoe Shop, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, Vella Wood Flooring, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wyckoff’s Plumbing.

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community.


August 18, 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Sanctuary Forest
View Organizer Website


Freshwater Farms Reserve
5851 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95503
+ Google Map

Alliance Partners