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May 2019

Burning Around Your Home: Native Grassland Restoration Hike

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn, CA United States
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Free

Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, May 5 for our first hike of the season: Burning Around Your Home: Native Grassland Restoration. Hosted by the Cocking family, this tour/workshop on their property in the King Range will be a walking tour that focuses on key components of prescribed fire planning, ecological benefits of fire, using prescribed fire to enhance defensible space, and fire as a part of grassland restoration. Participants will have a chance to view the plant and animal responses to…

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Edible & Medicinal Plants Hike

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Restoration Forestry Gate, 16851 Briceland Thorn Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589
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Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, May 11 for the Edible and Medicinal Plants hike in the Mattole River headwaters. Local herbalist and naturalist Michele Palazzo will lead hikers along the Mattole River and up and over the ridge, stopping to point out and discuss the edible and medicinal properties of a variety of plants. By hike’s end, participants will have picked and eaten various local herbs and learned the names and characteristics of many more. Bring a paper and…

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Spring Plants in the King Range

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sanctuary Forest, 315 Shelter Cove Road
Whitethorn,
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Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, May 25th for the Spring Plants in the King Range Hike. This easy to moderate hike is an opportunity for participants to learn more about our native plants and how to identify them! Come take a walk with native plant enthusiast Cheryl Lisin of the Lost Coast Interpretive Association and explore riparian and forest habitats at the Nadelos Campground in the King Range. The hike travels along South Fork Bear Creek where we will see…

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Sanctuary Forest Radio Hour

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
KMUD 91.1
Free

Please tune in to KMUD 91.1 on Thursday, May 30th at 7pm for the Sanctuary Forest quarterly radio hour. Lands Program Director Galen Doherty will be joined by Dan Ehresman from the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and Chris Larson from Lost Coast Forestlands. We’ll discuss what conservation easements are and how they work, different kinds of easements, and why they’re worth it. We’ll also discuss working forest conservation easements as a tool for keeping working forestlands in long-term sustainable production.…

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June 2019

Birds of the Lost Coast Hike

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Southern Humboldt Community Park, 934 Sprowel Creek Rd
Garberville, CA 95542 United States
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Free

Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, June 8 for the Birds of the Lost Coast Hike. This hike typically takes place 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 we will be visiting the Southern Humboldt Community Park instead! Long-time birders Allan Ridley and Helen McKenna lead this easy trek through the park, and will introduce you to meadow and forest birds and talk about their…

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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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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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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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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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