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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/28/12
Contacts: Rachel Sowards-Thompson , (707) 986-5411  
  Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 (  
News Release No. NC-12-75

Lost Coast Creeks Topic of Next King Range Summer Hike

A free, guided discovery hike to 2 Lost Coast creeks will be offered Saturday, July 7, starting at 10 a.m. at Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove.

Hike leader AJ Donnell, a fish biologist with the U. S. Bureau of Land Management in Arcata, will lead the outing, explaining creek ecosystems, native fish, and answering questions.

Participants will meet at the information kiosk in the upper parking lot at Black Sands Beach.  They should wear sturdy shoes that can get wet, and bring lunch and water.  The BLM recommends hats and sunscreen. Dogs are not allowed.

The group will return to Black Sands Beach at approximately 3 p.m.

More information on the hike is available by calling the King Range Office, (707) 986-5415, or by emailing

Donnell has been with the BLM Arcata Field Office since May 2011.  He has worked on restoration and education projects for the Missouri Dept. of Conservation, the U. S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and the BLM. 

The hike is part of a summer-long series of King Range outings offered by the BLM King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.

The King Range NCA is part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System.  More information about the area’s natural resources and recreation opportunities is available at


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Last updated: 06-28-2012