Easy Fire Ecology Walk – Join PRNSA docents on an educational journey through parts of the park most impacted by the Woodward Fire!
This August marks the one-year anniversary of the 2020 Woodward Fire at the Point Reyes National Seashore. In recognition of the park staff who kept the Seashore safe and the donations that helped the habitats and species within our park recover, we welcome our Regeneration Fund supporters to join us in hiking within the fire zone. Our docents will take you on a journey through parts of the park most impacted by the fire: pointing out residual burn presence in certain habitats, explaining the importance of fire regrowth, describing Fire Management efforts within the park, and so much more!
The Level 1 Bear Valley hike is our easiest Fire Ecology Walk option—perfect for anyone looking for an easy stroll, at a comfortable pace that won’t eat up your entire day. This walk is expected to take 2 hours, cover 2.5 – 3 miles, and gain 285 feet of elevation. We will begin at the Bear Valley trailhead (adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitor Center) and make our way to the Divide Meadow.
We are offering the Level 1 walks from 10am – 12pm on the following days. Please register for your preferred date:
- Friday, August 20
- Saturday, August 28
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
- We have recently been able to resume programs, for your safety please view our new Covid-19 protocols below
- Due to the popularity of these events and our limited capacity, registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes. If you can no longer attend this event, please cancel your order as soon as possible to make room for others. To cancel your order click “View and Manage Your Order” on either your confirmation email or Eventbrite account and then proceed to cancel the order
- Sales end 48 hours before the start date
What to Bring:
- Mask (required at start)
- Hiking Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Binoculars (Optional)
- Camera (Optional)
COVID-19 PRNSA Guidelines: In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:
- Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide
- Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness
- Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class