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Streamflow Enhancement Hike

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 14, for the Streamflow Enhancement Hike. The hike will be led by SFI Water Program Director Tasha McKee, MSG restorationist Campbell Thompson, BLM geologist Sam Flanagan, and USFWS hydrologist Conor Shea. This team has been working together for almost a decade, and will present a dynamic discussion about learning from nature to restore streams. We’ll visit a project in McKee Creek designed to increase streamflows and improve fish habitat, reconnect inset floodplains and deepen pools through the placement of log and boulder weirs and other woody structures in the streambed. After lunch we’ll carpool to another site farther up in the headwaters of the Mattole, where Sanctuary Forest is working on implementing beaver dam analogue structures – one of our newest approaches to recharging groundwater.

  • Please meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 10am, we’ll carpool from there to our destinations. The hike will end at 3pm.
  • Bring a lunch and plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes.
  • This is a slow-moving walk through uneven terrain.
  • The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest offer this program year after year.
  • For questions or clarifications, contact Anna at anna@sanctuaryforest.org, or call 986-1087 x 9#. Hope to see you there!

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 and water 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.


September 14, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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