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Northern California District
Release Date: 06/11/13
Contacts: Ben Blom (707) 825-2300    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-71

BLM Announces Summer Lecture Series at Headwaters Forest Reserve

A series of free summer lectures about local history and natural resources will be offered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Headwaters Forest Reserve Education Center on various weekends beginning June 15, and continuing until mid-October. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The education center is about a half-mile from the parking area at the Elk River Trailhead southeast of Eureka.

The lecture schedule follows:

  • "Landslides in Motion," Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. The presenter is BLM Geologist Sam Flannigan.
  • "Noah Falk, the Man Behind the Elk River Lumber Company," Saturday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.  Local historian Jerry Rhode will lead the discussion.
  • "Natural Writing and Journal Workshop," Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The session, led by Humboldt State University Professor Corey Lewis, is limited to 15 participants. Call the BLM Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300, to reserve space.
  • "Tales of the Local Area," will be shared Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m., by local storytellers Carol De Lorme, Ross Mackinney and Ali Freedlund.
  • "Logging Railroads of Humdoldt and Mendocino Counties," Sunday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m., will be presented by Katy Tahja.
  • "The Secret Life of Lampreys," Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m., will feature Damon Goodman and information on the role of lampreys in the ecology of northern California streams.
  • "Headwaters Forest Activism," Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., is a look by Cecilia Lanman and Greg King at the events from 1986 to 1999 that preceded acquisition of the Headwaters Forest into public ownership.
  • "Local History," Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., will be offered by Jon Gates, author of "Falk’s Claim."

The Headwaters Forest Reserve, about six miles southeast of Eureka, is 7,462 acres set aside to preserve old growth redwood stands and the habitat they provide for the threatened marbled murrelet, and the stream system habitat for threatened Coho salmon. More information is available at


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Last updated: 06-14-2013