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Field Trip: Explore the Wild Side of Butte Creek

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss More vigorous hiking, some elevation gain/loss

Description

The riparian woodland and areas of Butte Creek Ecological Preserve are biological hot-spots! We will explore this dynamic 93-acre preserve, and likely witness a variety of wildlife and birds. See how the creek and canyon setting shapes ecological conditions and influences habitat for wildlife and special status species, such as Chinook salmon and Bald Eagles. Participants should plan for full participation and hiking rain or shine on relatively flat but uneven terrain. You will be hiking in an area affected by the Camp Fire. Bring a lunch, water, and binoculars.

Field Trip Leader

Dan Efseaff

Dan Efseaff has over 20 years of experience as a restoration ecologist and land manager. Currently, he is the District Manager for the Paradise Recreation and Park District. Mr. Efseaff has experience with a wide variety of restoration projects, conservation and agricultural lands management, education and outreach, water conservation, and overseeing watershed programs.

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