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Public Invited to Forest’s Native Plants and Pollinators Walk

forestserviceupdateYou will soon have the opportunity to learn more about native plants and pollinators and their ecological relationships while savoring all the colors of spring.

You’re invited to join in an informative walk in the broad Pine Creek valley, south of Crater Mountain.  The event is sponsored by the Lassen National Forest as part of the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region Botany Program’s 2015 Pollinator Special Emphasis Area.  It is intended to call attention to the importance of native plants and pollinators in supporting ecosystem health.

Dr. Robbin Thorp, bumblebee expert and U.C. Davis Department of Entomology professor emeritus, and Forest Service botanist Don Lepley will be your guides.

The walk is planned for Saturday, May 30th, from 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.  Participants will meet at Bogard Rest Area, along Highway 44 midway between Susanville and Old Station.  From there, the group will caravan into Pine Creek Valley.

All ages are welcome – however, the walk will be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.  Dogs are not permitted.  Participants should bring water, snacks, lunch, insect repellent, sunscreen, and suitable footwear.

To sign up for this event or for more information, please call Lepley at (530) 252-6664.  An event flyer may be downloaded from the Lassen National Forest website located at

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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