Glaucomys oregonensis Until recently, mammalogists classified two species of flying squirrels in North America. But, in 2017, a third was added with the formal description of the Humboldt’s flying squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis). Though slightly smaller and darker, this cryptic species was once considered to be part of the northern flying squirrel (G. sabrinus) group but genetic […]
Of The Klamath Mountains The Klamath Mountains are vast and encompass many ecological zones and elevations. Geology, ranges in altitude, and variable weather conditions make the region variable for wildflower blooms depending on species and region. Wildflower season can begin as early as mid-December in the lower elevations and continue into late October or even […]
New backcountry restrictions have been put in place to limit environmental impacts in the wilderness, including two high-use, sensitive areas in the Siskiyou and Trinity Alps wilderness areas. In a move that has been a long time in the making, the Klamath National forest has enacted restrictions in two of the most visited backcountry destinations […]
Some of the best hiking trips in the West can be found in the Klamath Mountains. Get out and go backpacking in Conifer Country!
Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour
Rees Hughes shares some of his favorite hikes from his book, Hiking Humboldt Volume 2. This was recorded in a ZOOM Webinar during sheltering in place for COVID-19.
May 2020 Free ZOOM Presentations The following free programs do require registration. They are supported by the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. May 13, Wed. 7:00 p.m. “Botanizing the BLM Lands of the North Coast” with Jennifer Wheeler. May 14, Thurs. 7:00 p.m. “Journey to the Miracle Mile” With Michael Kauffmann May 20, Wed. […]
The Watercolor-Butterfly-Nature-Loving-Guy Robert Childs recently retired from 30 years of teaching science including nine in rural Missouri and the rest at Eureka High School. His life-long goal is connecting kids and adults to the natural world and, when not doing that, he spends his time studying the sciences and exploring other countries. His wife Delores Haskamp, […]
Prairie Creek Redwoods National and State Parks This area of California contains some of the largest redwoods on Earth and holds extensive old-growth forests, protected as a national park in 1968. This particular walk, using the Zig Zag Trails and Prairie Creek Trail, is entirely in old growth. It offers an enigmatic temporal departure into […]
In this interview with the lead author of Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps, Ken DeCamp shares stories about the book and how he became a photographer and naturalist. Hopefully his thoughts inspire you to get out on a wildflower adventure this year!
It is amazing that, just a stone’s throw from Arcata Redwood Company’s Mill B, old-growth redwood groves survive along the Trillium Falls Trail.
Manzanitas are the “rock stars” of woody shrub diversity in California. Ranging from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the coastal bluffs along the Pacific, from temperate rainforests along the north coast to arid mountain slopes in Southern California, a wealth of manzanita species and subspecies can be found in an astonishing array of environments. Manzanitas […]
Download free updated maps for the Lassen Country Hikes featured in Geology of the Lassen Country by Backcountry Press.
The route is now complete! In mid-November 2019, the city of Eureka completed the Eureka Waterfront Trail by connecting a one-block section on 1st Street. This now allows bikers and walkers to hike from Tydd Street to Herrick Avenue — all on paved Trail!
In 2012, after nine years of writing Conifer Country, the book had evolved into my Master’s Thesis at Humboldt State. Based on all the time and energy we had put into this book, my wife Allison and I decided to take the leap and start our own small business. We had options with other publishers […]