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Northern California District
Release Date: 12/15/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
  Rachel Sowards-Thompson , (707) 825-2300  
News Release No. CA-N-10-17

Salmon, Marine Mammals, Primitive Living Featured in Upcoming King Range Hikes, Talks

Lost Coast residents and visitors can learn about spawning salmon, primitive living skills and marine mammals in upcoming hikes and lectures hosted by the Bureau of Land Management at the King Range National Conservation Area.

All of the hikes and presentations are free.  Participants should call Rachel Sowards Thompson at the King Range Office, (707) 986-5411, to reserve space.
On Sunday, Dec. 27, hikers can join local fisheries biologist Richard Geinger for a hike to see spawning salmon and learn more about the life cycle of these fish that spend parts of their lives in rivers and parts in the open ocean.  The five-hour hike will begin at the Ancestor Grove kiosk.
To get there, take the Shelter Cove Road from Redway and travel 14 miles to Briceland Road.  Turn left and continue on Briceland Road nine miles to the kiosk.
Fire making, stone working and cordage making will be among the primitive living skills taught by expert Tamara Wilder in a presentation Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., at the King Range Office on Shelter Cove Road in Whitethorn.  The event is limited to 15 participants; early reservations are advised.
Wilder has practiced these skills for 20 years, and lectures across the country.
Marine mammals of North America’s Pacific coast will be the subject of a lecture Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., at the King Range Project Office.  Humboldt State University professor Dr. P. Dawn Goley, of the Biological Sciences Department, will discuss distribution of the animals.


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