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10 Year Celebrations for the “North Coast” Bill

Ten years ago today (Oct. 17th, 2006), the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act became law and 273,000 acres of federal public roadless land were added to the Federal Wilderness Preservation System and 21 miles of Wild & Scenic River were designated. This significant achievement was accomplished through the great work of many local, state, and national groups. To commemorate this great success, communities and land managers throughout Northern California are holding a series of events this fall, including hikes restoration projects with students, veterans, members of local Native American Tribes and many more.

“A decade later, our communities continue to benefit from the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act,” said Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director for CalWild, one of the organizations helping to support these events. “These benefits include clean water, the preservation of iconic wildlife, and access to recreation activities like hiking, fishing, boating, and hunting.”

Sign up for the following events at Tuleyome’s website. More information on each of the events can also be found there.

Sunday, October 16 – Thursday, October 20 – TRAIL RESTORATION IN YOLLA BOLLY WILDERNESS- 4:30 PM

Tuesday and Friday, October 18 and 21 – BLACK BUTTE RIVER FIELD TRIP- 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, October 22 – YUKI WILDERNESS FIRESCAPE TOUR AND CULTURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION- 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sunday October 23 – BLACK BUTTE WILD & SCENIC RIVER – INTERPRETIVE HIKE, MONITORING AND BEACH AREA CLEANUP- 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 25 – KING RANGE WILDERNESS 10TH ANNIVERSARY- 9:30 AM

Thanks to our amazing partners and sponsors for their great work on the bill and this celebration:

TuleyomeBureau of Land ManagementEel River Recovery ProjectCalWild