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Preserving cemetery subject of lecture

03/12/12 -- The public is invited to attend a free lecture and site tour of the conservation techniques used to preserve the 1800’s Old Shasta Catholic Cemetery on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 4 p.m. The event will be held inside the Courthouse Museum at Shasta State Historic Park. 

The one-hour lecture will be presented by Katharine Untch, Senior Conservator with ARG Conservation Service, Inc. of San Francisco. Questions will be included from the attendees, and an optional site tour will follow at the cemetery site to view the features that were conserved during the preservation effort. The hike to the cemetery is steep, and hiking style shoes are needed.

For more information, call the Shasta State Park office at 530-225-2065. Shasta State Historic Park and the Courthouse Museum are located four miles west of Redding on Highway 299W in the town of Old Shasta. The Courthouse Museum is open Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Earth Day is every day at Lava Beds

GEM Electric Vehicle at lava Beds national Monument
04/18/14 -- Earth Day is April 22; however, every day is Earth Day at Lava Beds National Monument. Although officially designated once a year, park rangers at Lava Beds work year round to protect the natural... Full Story

Why no Ab Diving/Picking before 8 a.m.

Abalone free diver (Photo by Ken Bailey)
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
04/17/14 -- Why are abalone divers and pickers now required to wait until 8:00 a.m. to begin? Can divers still go spear fishing at the normal legal start time or take early morning photos, then switch over to abalone...Full Story

California miners take on the State

04/16/14 -- Gold miners are headed for a showdown over the State’s ban on mining. Gold miners from across the state are assembling in Rancho Cucamonga for what’s being called the most significant mining case in a... Full Story

Rethink Rodenticide: Use better mousetrap

04/15/14 -- Recent news that California will remove second-generation rodenticides from the consumer market was welcome at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Unfortunately, some consumers... Full Story

Lecture series typical of new CA DFW

04/15/14 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a Conservation Lecture Series to the general public via the department’s website, starting Thursday, April 17. This lecture series introduces participants...Full Story

Go wild at Lava Beds & Tule Lake

The Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail offers interesting history, fascinating geology, and breathtaking views. NPS Photo
04/14/14 -- Everyone is encouraged to visit their local national park, Lava Beds National Monument, in the Tulelake Basin during National Park Week. This year’s dates are April 19--27, with free admission Saturday, April 19 and... Full Story

Property exchange in Oregon aids Park

04/13/14 -- The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved an exchange proposal affecting a portion of the Bandon State Natural Area in Coos County at its April 9, 2014 meeting in Bend. Under the exchange...Full Story

Thinning at Lassen closes campground

04/12/14 -- Low snow levels have provided an opportunity for Lassen Volcanic National park to continue work on the Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project. "Mechanical thinning used as a tool in developed... Full Story

The Mystery of the Middle Fork – Part #3

By Jim Broshears
04/09/14 -- Our search for Tuck’s lost meadow continued in 2013. After three previous trips and multiple days of searching, you might be wondering why we don’t just call it a day. Or possibly question why we have not... Full Story

Introducing Arm Pocket Armbands

By Gary Heffley
04/08/14 -- There are times when you see something and the lights go off in your head thinking, this is neat or why didn’t I think of this? Well my introduction to the Arm Pocket, “The Ultimate Arm Band” was...Full Story

Extreme Beam Flashlights

By Gary Heffley
04/08/14 -- Let’s get right to the point Extreme Beam Flashlights are durable, dependable, have great tactical applications and outshines most of the competition. What’s that you say, you have looked at some of the competition...Full Story

Wandering the Warner’s

The South Warner Wilderness, Modoc National Park sign
By Phil "Flip" Akers
04/01/14 -- Nestled in the extreme northeast corner of California is the Warner Mountains and the only designated wilderness area is the South Warner Wilderness. This is an isolated piece of mountain paradise...Full Story

The “Death Wobble” -- Be safe not sorry!

Death Wobble, underbody of a vehicle, Don Stec
Article and photos by Don Stec
03/31/14 -- Death Wobble is not to be confused with a front-end shimmy or a wheel balance problem. A Death Wobble (DW) is very common on vehicles with a solid front axle. It has earned its name, not from mechanics but by vehicle... Full Story

Fins, Fur and Feather Sports is back

 ...to grand re-opening preview in just over two months. Fins Fur and Feather, Paradise, California
Article and photos by Chuck Giles
03/30/14 – Fins, Fur and Feather Sports (FFF) is re-opened for business. It has been nearly two months to the day since a tall pine tree blew over and came through the roof causing the temporary closure. Fortunately,...Full Story

Go wild for waterfalls at Whiskeytown

03/26/14 -- Visitors to Whiskeytown NRA can "Go Wild for Waterfalls" by taking the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge during National Park Week Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27.This year... Full Story

10th anniversary party set for Sundial

Sundial Bridge
03/26/14 -- They say go big or go home, and Redding California’s world renowned Sundial Bridge Celebrate 10 event is just that: Big! From June 20th through July 4th 2014, Celebrate 10 offers visitors and... Full Story

CA DFW April 2014 Calendar

03/26/14 -- Docent-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday from, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no... Full Story

Climate Coin Toss

Lake picture depicting low water levels due to California drought. Fishbio
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/25/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO.com] In recognition of World Water Day, we thought it relevant to revisit the drought situation in California. Although we have received a dose of precipitation over the last couple of weeks, it has... Full Story

ODFW traps/euthanizes cougars near park

ODFW, cougar printODFW, cougar pictureODFW, dog print
03/19/14 -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has trapped and euthanized a second problem cougar adjacent to Hendricks City Park in Eugene. A trap remains set for a third cougar believed to still be... Full Story

Warden’s book is ‘Book of Year’ finalist

Steven T. Callan standing amongst the trees
By Frank Galusha
03/19/14 -- Retired game warden Steven T. Callan has earned accolades with his debut book, Badges, Bears, and Eagles—The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden, published by... Full Story

OR Recreation Council seeks nominees

03/16/14 -- The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council is seeking nominations for its annual Doug Newman Recreation Trails Achievement Award. Named after deceased Council member Doug Newman... Full Story

Be safe on the beach this spring

03/15/14 -- Spring break is just around the corner, but winter still lingers along the Oregon coast. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department wants you to be safe while visiting the ocean beach. "During the next few... Full Story

Snowy plovers nesting on S. Ore. coast

03/12/14 -- The nesting season of the western snowy plover, a small shorebird native to the Oregon coast, begins in mid-March. That means that as of March 15, beachgoers will see signs and ropes that identify... Full Story

The Mystery of the Middle Fork, Part II

Article and photos by Jim Broshears
03/10/14 -- Our return to the Middle Fork of Feather River would take place in August of 2012. Having nearly 10 months to plan the next exploration, we, of course, waited until the last minute decide our course of action... Full Story

Workshop for outdoor gals set for October

Woman fishing on river with assistance from guide,
03/05/14 -- Becoming an Outdoors Woman, California chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Golden State with a 2014 workshop line-up that offers something for every gal! There’s no better... Full Story

Pit Bulls & Other Perils

The Outdoor Edge by Don Webster
By Don E. Webster
03/01/14 -- I live in a rural area and our home is located approximately 300 yards from the Mokelumne River in San Joaquin county. A large cherry orchard and an expansive dry-farmed field lie between our home and...Full Story

Turtle Bay welcomes new Golden Eagle!

New Golden Eagle at Turtle Bay Exploration Park
02/18/14 -- Turtle Bay Exploration Park has a new resident now on exhibit. She is an immature Golden Eagle, believed to be about 3½ years of age. She came to Turtle Bay from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek...Full Story

The Mystery of the Missing Valley, Part I

The Mystery of the Missing Valley By Jim Broshears
Article and photos by Jim Broshears
02/15/14 -- Part #1 Exploring the Middle Fork of the Feather River -- Stories about hidden valleys, waterfalls, canyons and fishing are part of outdoor folklore. Most of these tales begin with “When I was a kid we went to this place” and...Full Story

The Big Adventure opened at Turtle Bay

The Big Adventure for kids, Climbing Wall, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California
01/31/14 -- Attention families with kids! "The Big Adventure" exhibit, a wonderfully wacky challenge game of fun-filled action-packed adventure, is now open through April 27 at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding... Full Story

CDFW offers wildflower tours at reserve

01/25/14 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a free, naturalist-led tour of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville in March and April. Tour leaders will discuss the area’s...Full Story

How to see thru headlight lens repair fads

Faded headlight lens, Before and After by Don Stec, Coachmaster Collision Repair, Redding, CA
Article and photos by Don Stec
01/22/14 -- In the early stages fade on headlight lenses appears as a fogged lens. At its worse condition it is whitish and no longer clear. I was walking past a row of cars at the mall when I noticed several parked cars with faded...Full Story

CDFW seeks comment on listing of bat

01/13/14 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking public comment on a proposal to list the Townsend’s big-eared bat as an endangered or threatened species. CDFW’s petition...Full Story

Fee Free Days set for BLM-Public Lands

Fee Free Days, BLM Managed Public Lands
01/01/14 -- The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...Full Story

Registration opens for Nature Bowl

12/31/13 -- Registration is now open for the 29th annual Nature Bowl, an elementary school activity-based competition held in the spring. Coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in partnership...Full Story

Floating islands enhance salmonid recovery

Caspian Terns scrapes (nests) on Floating Island, BioHaven, Floating Islands West
By Frank Galusha
11/19/13 – In an article here last summer we described an amazing new technology called “BioHavens®” also known as “floating Islands” being created around the world by Floating Islands West of Mokelumne Hill, California, and how...Full Story

Old Station guide is also a great artist

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05/29/13 -- Chuck Gularte, co-owner of Rim Rock Ranch, located in Old Station just across Hwy. 89 from Hat Creek, has been a resident here since 2000 and has observed the fish and wildlife of this resource-rich region as the seasons... Full Story

BLM seeks input on use of OR public lands

01/30/13 – Resource Management Plans or RMPs are a process in which the BLM is working with communities, to gain innovative ideas and to identify the latest natural resource research on how your Oregon public lands will...Full Story

 

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