U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 419
More than 200 take Fort Ord mushroom tour
There are many kinds of fungus among us – some good and some lethal.
More than 200 people of all ages learned about poisonous and edible wild mushrooms on the former Fort Ord near the Monterey Bay during a Jan. 31 tour. (text continues below)
“The tour included a discussion of open space values and resources on BLM-administered lands, U.S. Army lands and lands soon to be transferred to be transferred to the County of Monterey,” said Bruce Delgado, BLM botanist in the Hollister Field Office.
Most of the mushrooms were collected from land slated to be used as the Monterey Bay Youth Camp. Delgado discussed the natural and recreational values of this former Army base on the tour.
“We hope people will understand and respect its values when they return to explore with families and friends,” he said. The former Fort Ord is 28,000 acres, similar in size to San Francisco, and through events like this BLM hopes to continue building strong community connections and a stewardship ethic for these public lands.
- Dave Christy, BLM Central California District. Photos by Alan Bilinsky.
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