A free public lecture series on natural resources and attractions of the Lost Coast continues in February with presentations on lighthouses and wildlife. There is no admission charge.
Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Dave Johnson will present “The Loneliest Lighthouses” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Healy Senior Center, 456 Briceland Road in Redway.
Johnson will discuss shipwrecks and lighthouses along the Lost Coast, emphasizing the Punta Gorda and Cape Mendocino light stations.
”Beavers, Coho and Salmon,” a discussion of climate change effects and possible solutions, will be presented by Sanctuary Forest Director Tasha McKee on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Bureau of Land Management King Range Office, 768 Shelter Cove Road in Whitethorn.
McKee will discuss restoration techniques that have been successful for salmon recovery and increased stream flows in the Pacific Northwest, and models for healthy streams found in nature. The talk will focus on water scarcity in the Mattole River watershed and learning from successful recovery work in Oregon and Washington to save Mattole coho salmon from extinction.
The King Range lecture series continues through March. Information on topics and locations is available at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/newsroom/2010/november/NC1113_kingrangelectures.html.