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June 2019

Grassland Reclamation: Birds, Butterflies & Wildflowers

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fool’s Farm Salmon Creek, CA 94923 + Google Map
Free

This hike was previously scheduled for May 18, but was rescheduled due to rain. Join us! On Sunday, June 9th, Sanctuary Forest and the Fool’s Farm in Salmon Creek will host a tour/workshop of their 5-acre grassland reclamation site funded by the USFWS. The tour will be led by Kyle Keegan and Matt Cocking (NRCS). The site tour will include: the effects of conifer encroachment on local biodiversity, conifer removal strategies (including tree girdling techniques), seed collection and propagation of…

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Restoring Coastal Prairie Hike

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mattole Valley Community Center, 29230 Mattole Rd
Petrolia, 95558 United States
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest and the Mattole Restoration Council on Saturday, June 22nd for a hike in Petrolia: Restoring Coastal Prairie. This tour/workshop will be led by Monica Scholey (MRC), Jennifer Wheeler (BLM) and Matt Cocking (NRCS). Participants will tour the MRC’s Native Plant Nursery and recent grassland restoration sites on Prosper Ridge. The tour will focus on the importance of coastal prairie habitat, techniques for native plant revegetation and mechanical strategies for restoring prairie. We will see native bunchgrasses in…

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July 2019

From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whitethorn School, 16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, July 20th for From the Forest to the River: A Hike for Kids. Back by popular demand, this easy hike is an opportunity for young children ages 3-6 and their families to learn from Eric & Victoria Shafer about native plants, aquatic animals, and the restoration & conservation work being done to improve the river habitat. Come take a walk with us through the riparian forest and discover some majestic old-growth redwoods, and play in…

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Forestry Practices Hike

July 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Humboldt Redwood Company Main Office, 125 Main Street
Scotia, CA 95565 United States
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Free

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…

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August 2019

Pond Planning & Groundwater Recharge Workshop/Tour

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginnings Octagon, 5 Cemetery Road
Redway, CA 95560 United States
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$20

Salmonid Restoration Federation and Sanctuary Forest will be offering a Pond Planning and Groundwater Recharge Workshop and Tour on August 17 at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland, CA. When: August 17, 2019 (workshop: 10am - 1pm, tour: 1-4pm) Where: Beginnings Octagon in Briceland, CA. Registration: Online advanced registration is $20 and includes lunch. Click here to register. Registration will also be available onsite, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This workshop will focus on planning…

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Beauty of the Lost Coast Hike

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mal Coombs Park Shelter Cove, CA United States + Google Map
Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, August 24th for the Beauty of the Lost Coast Hike. Led by John & Susie Jennings and Sanctuary Forest Board member Eric Shafer, this hike is typically a rigorous all-day hike in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, but due to winter storm damage, the road is closed until further notice. We are happy to announce that this year we will be taking a moderate walk during low tide down the beach from Mal Coombs Park to Dead…

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Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KMUD 91.1
Free

Please tune in to KMUD on Thursday, August 29th at 7pm for the Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour. Sanctuary Forest’s Water Program Director Tasha McKee will be joined by Charrna Gilmore, Executive Director of the Scott River Watershed Council, for a show about how humans can imitate beavers to achieve stream restoration goals! Tasha and Charrna will be coming in to the studio fresh from the river, and they’ll be telling us about beaver dam analog projects in the Scott River…

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September 2019

Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike

September 7 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 7, for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike. The hike will be led by Sanctuary Forest board member Stuart Moskowitz and long-time restorationist Richard Gienger. It will be held in a section of virgin Mattole headwaters forest, untouched by logging and rarely entered by humans. Hike leaders will take participants from the Mattole River to the ridge top and back to the Mattole along a rugged trail that winds through the forest. Along the way leaders…

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Streamflow Enhancement Hike

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Free

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…

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Restoration Forestry Hike

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Free

Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 28 for our last hike of the season, the Restoration Forestry Hike, led by Timothy Metz of Restoration Forestry, Inc. and Jared Gerstein of BBW Associates. This year’s hike will be deep in the headwaters of the Mattole River along the watershed divide with the South Fork Eel’s Indian Creek sub-basin. We will be touring the site of an ongoing timber harvest plan on property recently conserved by Sanctuary Forest through the Lost Coast Redwood and…

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