Hike with a Naturalist: Fire Recovery

Sat, May 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Event Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM Hike Departure to about 1:30 PM
Location: Lawndale Trailhead Parking Area (no fee)
Trails: Lawndale Trail to Ledson Marsh area

Join John Lynch, a Certified California State Naturalist and park volunteer, on a moderately paced, approximately 5-mile hike exploring the effects of the October 2017 Nun’s Fire on a variety of habitats and plant communities. The Nunn’s Fire burned 63% of Trione-Annadel SP. Some areas are high-severity burn while other areas are low-intensity ground-clearing burn. We will discuss what is growing and blooming now as a result of wildfire as well as how Native Americans used fire as a land management tool. There are lots of wildflowers blooming in areas where we have never seen them due in part to increased sunlight throughout the forest. Hike returns to same parking area.

Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring lunch and water. Some trails are rocky and uneven. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS. Plan on a lunch-stop: bring your own.

No advance reservations needed. Dogs not allowed. There are not restrooms or water at the parking area.

Directions: from Hwy 12 east of Oakmont, turn onto Lawndale Road for about 1 mile. Look for parking area on right side at “Lawndale Trailhead” sign. Limited parking, so carpool and park close to each other.

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”). You may also read John Lynch’s Bio on our website. Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.

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