FULL 2/4 Fall Creek After Fire

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for a guided walk of the Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in partnership with California State Parks and the Mountain Parks Foundation. We’ll explore how the landscape has responded to fire, from redwood trees to wildflowers, and banana slugs to birds, as well as consider the future of this landscape.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
10 a.m. to noon

Location details shared upon registration

This series is part of the CZU Lightning Complex and Community Science Project. We will spend time learning about iNaturalist during the walks so that participants may help us track how landscapes respond to fire. Get started using iNaturalist. Walks will be led by State Park staff or docents.

Watch the recording of our April 14, 2022 talk from Tim Hyland, A Landscape Built to Burn.

What to Expect and Accessibility

  • Exact meet-up location shared upon registration and is about 30 minutes from the Museum.
  • Participants should be prepared to walk up to 2 miles on moderate terrain. There is some elevation gain on the latter part of this out-and-back trail.
  • Please monitor the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Wear layers, comfortable shoes, and bring any snacks/water you might need.
  • There are no restrooms at this location.
  • Bring any water or snacks you may need, and be prepared to pack out your trash.
  • Leave your pets at home. Trained service animals permitted.
  • Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Capacity is limited for this program. Please let us know if your plans change and you are no longer able to join.
  • Follow the latest guidelines for COVID safety at the time of the event.