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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 01/12/11
Contacts: Rachel Sowards-Thompson , 707-986-5411  
News Release No. CA-N-11-19

King Range Geology to be Featured in Free Talk


The dramatic geology of the King Range and California’s Lost Coast will be featured in a free talk Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at the Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd., Redway.

“We will have hands-on activities, making this a nice event for the entire family,” said Bureau of Land Management Interpretive Specialist Rachel Sowards-Thompson.

Those who plan to attend should call the King Range office at (707) 986-5415 to sign up.

Sam Flanagan, a BLM geologist, will discuss the landforms of the King Range and how these natural processes create our environment.

Geologically, the King Range is severely “folded and faulted.”  Three of the plates that make up the Earth’s crust intersect offshore from the King Range.  Flanagan will explain how the North American plate is being thrust upward.  As a result, the King Range mountains have been pushed up 66 feet in the last 6,000 years.

He will explain how this activity has resulted in the black sands beaches along the Lost Coast and other features that make the King Range unique.




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