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Northern California District
Release Date: 11/13/13
Contacts: Ben Blom (707) 825-2300    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-10

Public Meeting to Discuss Recreation in the Headwaters Forest Reserve

Potential improvements to recreation management will discussed in a public meeting to be held by the Bureau of Land Management, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Headwaters Education Center in the Headwaters Forest Reserve near Eureka.

The meeting will be focused on the results of a visitor study conducted by Humboldt State University. Based on the results of the study, the BLM is looking to the public for ideas about improvements to the recreational experience at the Headwaters Forest Reserve.

Surveys for this study, led by Professor Stephen R. Martin and master's degree candidate Daniel White, were conducted at the Elk River Trailhead in the summer of 2012.

The Headwaters Forest Reserve is 7,472 acres of public land set aside to protect and preserve ecological and wildlife values, particularly the stands of old-growth redwood that provide habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet, and the stream systems that provide habitat for threatened coho salmon.

The Headwaters Education Center is a half-mile hike from the BLM's Elk River Trailhead. The trailhead is six miles southeast of Eureka at the end of Elk River Road.

For more information about the Headwaters Forest Reserve contact the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300, or visit


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Last updated: 11-14-2013