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Nurturing Biodiversity Tour
May 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, May 6th for the Nurturing Biodiversity Tour. Hosted by Kyle Keegan and family, this tour/workshop on their “Fools Farm” in Salmon Creek will be an ecology-based hike that focuses on key elements of land stewardship. During this era of rapid global biodiversity loss, landowners can play a role in protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat on their land. The workshop will include oak woodland, forest and grassland restoration and habitat enhancement techniques for birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, native plants and pollinators. Information and examples will be shared on how to be successful with nest box designs and location, creating snags, mammal dens, ephemeral ponds and more! Participants will also learn about some of the unique natural history of Salmon Creek while keeping our ears and eyes alert for resident and migratory birds, active reptiles and busy pollinators. There will also be a brief introduction to the use of game cameras to monitor wildlife on your land.
- The hike will be moderate with some hill climbs.
- Please bring a lunch, water, sun hat and hiking shoes. Binoculars optional.
- Please meet at the Shop Smart parking lot in Redway at 9am to carpool.
- The tour is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help us to offer this program year after year.
- For more info contact Kyle Keegan at: (707) 943-1504 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also contact Anna Rogers at Sanctuary Forest, (707) 986-1087 x 9#, or email@example.com. RSVPs are not necessary for any of our hikes, though you may RSVP if you wish.
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, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Li’l Sproutz Boutique, 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.