King Range Wilderness 10TH Anniversary
On October 25, the BLM organized an event in the King Range Wilderness. Students and teachers from Skyfish School, Student Conservation Association Interns, the Lost Coast Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management staff, and the Sanctuary Forest Education Specialist all celebrated the 10th anniversary of the King Range Wilderness by working together on a meadow restoration and youth education project. Led by Interpretive Specialist, Rachel Sowards-Thompson, students pulled small conifer seedlings in the Hidden Valley meadow within the King Range Wilderness. Hand pulling conifer seedlings on forest-meadow edges is an effective strategy for conservation and maintenance of meadow habitats. In addition to helping preserve the meadow, students participated in a 2 mile natural and cultural history scavenger hunt called a Quest. There were approximately 50 people in attendance.