The Bureau of Land Management will sponsor a series of free lectures and hikes at the Headwaters Forest Reserve on Saturdays in August and September. The offerings will cover a variety of ecological and cultural history topics.
The lectures will be held at the Headwaters Education Center, a half-mile down the Elk River Trail which starts at the end of Elk River Road near Eureka. An early morning hike into the forest to view marbled murrelets will be at Salmon Pass near Fortuna.
- August 6, 4 a. m. – Marbled Murrelet Survey Hike: Join BLM Wildlife Biologist David Anthon at the south end of Headwaters to detect the elusive seabirds that nest high in redwood and Douglas-fir limbs. Meet at Newburg Park in Fortuna. The three-mile hike will take up to three hours. Call the Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300, for reservations and directions.
- August 6, 11 a.m. - Falk Tour: BLM Park Ranger Julie Clark will lead hikers “into the past” to learn about the people of the historic logging town. Meet at the Elk River parking lot. The two-mile hike will take about two hours
- August 13, 11 a.m. - Engineering Feats of the Headwaters Forest Reserve: Join BLM Environmental Engineer Brad Job at the Elk River parking lot to learn about the design of visitor facilities.
- August 20, 11 a.m. - The Ecology of Headwaters Forest Reserve: BLM Forest Ecologist David LaFever will discuss forest ecology and management.
August 27, 11 a.m. - Watersheds and Geology of Headwaters Forest Reserve: BLM Geologist Sam Flanagan will discuss watershed restoration, geology and the hydrology of Headwaters.
- September 17, 11 a.m. - Fish of the Headwaters Forest Reserve: Meet Fish Biologist David Fuller at the Headwaters Education Center to learn about the many features Elk River provides for salmon habitat.