The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office, Hispanic Access Foundation and partners invite the public to come out and celebrate Latino Conservation Week, from July 14-21.
On July 14 at 10 a.m., join the BLM, Hispanic Access Foundation, Latino Outdoors and Tuleyome for “Entre Gigantes” or “A Walk Among Giants” at Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve, Ukiah.
Immerse in the majesty of some of the world’s tallest trees and enjoy a bilingual interpretive tour of the coast redwoods, while hiking on a two-mile loop trail. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
On July 21 at 8 p.m., join the BLM, Hispanic Access Foundation, Tuleyome and Sierra Club for “Bajo las Estrellas” or “Under the Stars” stargazing and campout at Cowboy Camp, within the Cache Creek Natural Area, a popular access point to the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Camp the night and peer through telescopes provided to gaze into the magic of the night sky, while listening to educational storytellers. Bring a tent.
On July 22 at 9 a.m., the BLM, Hispanic Access Foundation and Tuleyome celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Forty spaces are available for the rafting trip provided by Cache Canyon River Guide. RVSP for this event by emailing MjpaConsulting@gmail.com.
Due to recent wildland fire activity, check the National Wildfire Coordinating Group website at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or CAL FIRE’s webpage at http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents to ensure these events are not being impacted.
The BLM believes partnerships and inclusion are vital to managing sustainable, working public lands. These free events encourage the public to get outdoors, learn about natural resources and connect kids to public lands, which connects them to natural and cultural heritage. Contact the BLM for reasonable accommodations to participate in these events. For more information, call the Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.