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Free Forestry Practices Hike
August 22, 2015
A hike in the Upper Bear River watershed
With Humboldt Redwood Company, Restoration Forestry and Sanctuary Forest
Saturday, August 22
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: led by Ben Hawk (HRC Area Manager), Mike Miles (HRC Director Forest Science) and Tim Metz (owner of Restoration Forestry)
What: this hike will provide insight into the many decisions foresters make relative to sustainable timber production. The Bear River Watershed is 84 square miles and flows 25 miles from its headwaters at an elevation of 3,600 feet to its mouth where it enters the Pacific Ocean. Humboldt Redwood Company owns a significant portion of the upper watershed and manages these forests for sustainable long term timber production, habitat, and water quality. Hike topics will include forest composition, ecological function, haul road infrastructure, silviculture, and history of management. This hike is rigorous, and hikers should be prepared for heat. Bring lunch, plenty of water, dress in layers and wear sturdy hiking shoes.
When: Saturday, August 22
Where: meet at 9 a.m. at the Humboldt Redwood Company Main Office in Scotia (125 Main St.) to carpool into upper Bear River. The group will return to Scotia by 4 p.m.
Why: explore the upper Bear River watershed and learn about emerging sustainable forestry practices on a beautiful summer day!