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Forestry Practices Hike

July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest and the Humboldt Redwood Company on Saturday, July 27th for the Forestry Practices hike, as we take a look at contemporary forestry practices as applied in the Root Creek watershed, a cold-water tributary of the Van Duzen River. A forester-led examination of this year’s timber operations in the watershed along with a visit to an adjacent forest stand managed via selective silviculture several years back provides a first-hand viewing forestry and logging practices on HRC lands, and subsequent forest response following selective thinning. Accessing the harvest areas by vehicle will provide opportunity for participants to see forested conditions of HRC’s privately owned timberlands in both the Eel River and Van Duzen watersheds, followed by a moderate 1-2 hour hike of recently harvested areas. Subject matter includes applied silviculture and regeneration, logging methods, wildlife and fisheries protection, and habitat conservation planning. Come prepared for sun as well as potential cool weather and bring your lunch. Protective hiking attire recommended including stable footwear. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Humboldt Redwood Company Main Office in Scotia (125 Main St.), carpool from there, and anticipate a return to Scotia no later than 2:30 p.m. Hikers are asked to bring high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicles to help with car-pooling. This hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted. For questions or clarifications, contact Anna or call (707)986-1087 x 9#.

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, John & Teresa Porter, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Gyppo Ale Mill, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, 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.


July 27, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


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Humboldt Redwood Company Main Office
125 Main Street
Scotia, CA 95565 United States
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