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Forestry Practices Hike

August 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest and the Humboldt Redwood Company 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@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: The Benbow Inn, Blue Star Gas, Caffé Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Humboldt Bar & Grill, J. Angus Publishing Group, James Holland, MSW Counseling Services, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, Madrone Realty, Mattole Meadows, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, Roy Baker, O.D., Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, The Security Store, Vella Wood Flooring, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wildberries, Wyckoff’s, 101 Netlink


August 13, 2016
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


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