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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 07/10/14
Contacts: Rachel Sowards Thompson (707) 986-5411 or Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-14-66

Outings Focus on Leave No Trace in the King Range Wilderness and Kayaking the Lost Coast


Outings focusing on wilderness etiquette and kayaking will be offered during July in an ongoing series of events presented by the Bureau of Land Management and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.

A free interpretive outing, "Leave No Trace in the Wilderness," will be offered Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along a route from Black Sands Beach to Horse Mountain Creek in Shelter Cove.

Participants should meet at the Black Sands Beach parking area. They should bring sunscreen, hats, sturdy shoes suitable for walking on sand, food and water. King Range Wilderness Ranger Paul Sever will lead participants through several fun and engaging activities that will better prepare them for recreating in the wilderness. This outing is great for the entire family.

"Kayaking the Lost Coast" will be offered Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Shelter Cove. Participants should meet at the boat launch site before 9 a.m. to prepare to the outing.

Those without their own kayaks and safety equipment can rent from Pacific Outfitters.  There is a charge of $69 per person or $59 per person if more than two sign up. To sign up for this trip, visit: www.pacificoutfittersadventures.com.

Participants will learn about the BLM California Coastal National Monument, the rocks and islands off the California coast that have special recognition and protection as part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System. The monument includes more than 20,000 rocks, islands, pinnacles and exposed reefs stretching the length of the coast from the mean high tide line and out 12 nautical miles, and about 1,600 acres of shoreline and prairies at Point Arena.

The outing is part of a summer hikes series offered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association. 

For more information or to register, call the BLM King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5400, or email ca338@blm.gov.

The King Range National Conservation Area is part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System. Additional information on the area's natural resources and recreation opportunities is available at www.blm.gov/ca/arcata/kingrange.




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Last updated: 07-10-2014