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Northern California District
Release Date: 03/09/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 (  
News Release No. NC-12-38

Story of Headwaters Forest to be Featured in Upcoming Free Lectures

Lectures focusing on natural resources and social issues affecting the Headwaters Forest Reserve will close out the King Range Winter Lecture Series on Tuesdays, March 20 and April 3.  Both free offerings are at 7 p.m. in the Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Rd., Redway.

The April 3 lecture has been rescheduled from March 13.

“Headwaters:  The Road to Recovery,” will be presented on March 20 by members of the U. S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) natural resources staff.   They will discuss redwood ecology and ongoing restoration efforts in the 7,472-acre reserve near Eureka.  BLM Park Ranger Julie Clark will present information on life in the timber town of Falk, remnants of which remain in the reserve.

On April 3, Dr. Douglas Beaverton, Ph.D., author of “The Rebirth of Environmentalism,” will lead a panel discussion on the movement and events that led to the establishment of the Headwaters Forest Reserve.  A group of activists who were part of that movement will participate.

The Headwaters Forest was transferred into public ownership in 1999 and is managed by the BLM and the California Department of Fish and Game to protect and preserve the ecological and wildlife values in the area, particularly the stands of old-growth redwood that provide habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet, northern spotted owl, native salmon stocks, and other old growth forest dependent species.

The lectures are the final offerings in this year’s King Range Winter Lecture Series arranged by the BLM King Range National Conservation Area staff at the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.


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Last updated: 03-09-2012