Upcoming Events at Headwaters
|Ray Hillman, local historian, speaks about Humboldt County Company Towns of the 19th century.||Headwaters Education Center||July 12, 2014 - 10 AM|
|Headwaters Park Ranger Emily Moloney hosts a Headwaters Native Plant Walk.||Elk River Trailhead||July 19, 2014 - 10 AM|
|Headwaters Park Ranger Emily Moloney leads a volunteer work day to remove exotic thistle from the Elk River Trail. The BLM will provide gloves and tools.||Elk River Trailhead||July 26, 2014 - 10 AM|
|Daryl Cherney, singer-songwriter and environmental activist, will talk about the history of activism that led to the creation of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.||Headwaters Education Center||July 26, 2014 - 3 PM|
|Paul Woodland, storyteller and naturalist, will present an array of original nature stories.||Headwaters Education Center||August 9, 2014 - 3 PM|
|Phillip Van Mantgem, USGS research ecologist, discusses his research on forest dynamics with an emphasis on climate change impacts, fire ecology and the management of forested ecosystems.||Headwaters Education Center||August 30, 2014 - 10 AM|
Are You Interested in Hiking the Salmon Pass Trail?
Check out Falk: A Town Disappeared! This film about Headwaters and the town of Falk was produced by Ethan Cardoza, a film student at Humboldt State University.
Daniel White and Dr. Steven Martin of Humboldt State University recently partnered with the BLM on a visitor survey for the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Between May 26 to September 16, 2012, these researchers contacted 683 individuals at the Elk River Trailhead. The BLM held a public workshop to discuss the findings on November 16, 2013.
Suggestions of Things to Do at Headwaters
- Hike the first 3 miles of the Elk River Trail with your dog. Your dog must be under voice control at all times, or on a leash. Please pick up after your pet!
- Bike the first 3 miles of the Elk River Trail and then hike the last 2 miles of trail to the old-growth loop.
- Folks with accessibility challenges and visitors with strollers can appreciate the first mile of the Elk River Trail that is paved and ADA accessible.
- Take your time along the first mile of paved trail and learn about natural and cultural history by reading the interpretive signs along the trail.
- Take your kids on a quest to learn about the secrets of where woodrats sleep and Falk's past. Find a treasure at the final stop.
- Bring your lunch and picnic at one of 2 tables along the interpretive trail.
- Stop by the Headwaters Education Center 0.6 miles up the Elk River Trail. Note that the Education Center has limited hours.
- Reserve a spot on a guided tour of the Salmon Pass Trail, where you'll see an old-growth redwood forest. Please call (707) 825-2300, to make your reservation.
Bureau of Land Management
Arcata Field Office
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, CA 95521-4573
Phone: (707) 825-2300
Fax: (707) 825-2301
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Contact us by email at Headwaters@blm.gov