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, August 26, 2023
10 a.m. to noon
Location: Upper Fall Creek (meeting details will be shared upon registration).
Accessibility notes below.
$20 Suggested Donation
About the CZU and You Series
Explore the role of fire on our landscape through a series of walks that invite our community to reflect on the CZU Lightning Complex fires of August 2020, while learning about proactive steps being taken throughout the County to manage the landscape both for and with fire. Explore fire resources from past events here.
In Partnership With
CZU and You Events
- 8/4 First Friday After Hours | FireGet to know Santa Cruz’s WILD SIDE at the Museum of Natural History. Nerd out on your night out during monthly after hours events, featuring rotating … Read more
- 8/5 CZU and You: Henry CowellHenry Cowell Redwoods State Park has implemented a new prescribed burn program that allows community members to actively participate in forest management practices that … Read more
- Naturalist Night: Reintroducing Fire (watch recording)Fire is a natural part of the California landscape and plays an integral role in our local ecology. For millennia, Indigenous communities have stewarded … Read more
- FULL 8/12 CZU and You: Big BasinJoin State Park Interpreter Susan Blake for a guided experience in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods is California’s oldest … Read more
- FULL 8/19 CZU and You: San Vicente RedwoodsSan Vicente Redwoods is the largest privately-held redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains, protected by an unprecedented coalition of land trust partners, including … Read more
Accessibility and What to Expect
- If you have not yet, please consider downloading iNaturalist so that you may contribute to our community science project monitoring the burn zone. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to upload an observation.
- Participants should be prepared to walk up to 2 miles on moderate terrain.
- There are no restrooms or facilities at this location.
- Wear layers, comfortable shoes, and bring any snacks/water you might need. Please leave your pets at home.
- Check your shoes before entering the burn zone and remove any seeds so as to protect this vulnerable landscape from invasive plants.
- Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.