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SPECIAL EVENT: Fire and our landscape
September 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
Seeing flames and smoke this time of year can be a scary sight. But fire is an important player in our natural landscape, cleaning out dead vegetation and restoring nutrients, stimulating new growth, and creating important habitat for wildlife. Join local fire inspector and naturalist Brendan Clifford and FOCC docent Harold Hirsch as they lead an enlightening hike focusing on fire. Learn about the ecology of fire in our park, Native American and other historical practices, and wildfire issues impacting our modern world. Be sure to wear proper footwear, and bring snacks and plenty of water for this moderately challenging hike.
Space is limited; registration required.
Meeting location: China Camp Ranger Station
Difficulty: Moderate; 4-mile hike
Cost: Free (donations appreciated)