News Release

For Release:  Feb. 5, 2009       
Contact:  BLM:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 Sanctuary Forest:  (707) 986-1087, ext. 5

Nature Topics Featured in Whitethorn Lecture Series

Topics ranging from reptiles to lichen will be featured in a series of free lectures and a guided hike to be held between late February and early April at the King Range National Conservation Area west of Redway.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Sanctuary Forest are hosting the series featuring local nature experts.

Lectures will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, at the BLM King Range Project Office, 768 Shelter Cove Rd., Whitethorn:  Offerings are:

  • "Fish of the Lost Coast," Feb. 24, features Dave Fuller, a fisheries biologist with the BLM Arcata Field Office.
  • Bryophytes Hike, Saturday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m.  Hikers should meet at the BLM Nadelos Campground on Chemise Mountain Road.   The outing will focus on mosses and lichens.
  • "Mammals," March 10, will be presented by Melinda Bailey, a science teacher at South Fork High School.
  • "Local History," March 24, will be offered by Ray Raphael, a local historian and author.
  • "Reptiles and Amphibians," April 7, will be presented by local expert Garth Hodgson.

Local botanist Sunny Loya will lead a Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact the King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5411, or Sanctuary Forest, (707) 986-1087, extension 5.


Arcata Field Office     1695 Heindon Rd.     Arcata, CA  95521