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Old growth redwoods at Headwaters Forest Reserve
Copyright: - US Bureau of Land Management
Old growth redwoods at Headwaters Forest Reserve
Description - On March 1, 1999 the Headwaters Forest and surrounding lands, totaling 7,400 acres in central Humboldt County, California, were acquired from private owners by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the State of California. These newly acquired public lands called the Headwaters Forest Reserve, are co-managed by the BLM and the State of California to protect the stands of old-growth redwoods that provide habitat for the threatened seabird, the marbled murrelet, and the headwaters that serve as a habitat for the threatened coho salmon and other fisheries.

Attractions - Public access into the Headwaters Forest Reserve has been obtained by BLM as part of the acquisition. Those wishing to visit the Reserve must access the area from the northwest along the Elk River County Road, approximately six miles southeast of Eureka. The county road terminates at the reserve boundary. A parking area for visitors is available on the edge of the reserve, and a kiosk provides important information for a safe hiking experience.
Guided hikes available mid-May through mid-November explore the south end of Headwaters Forest Reserve.

See the Arcata BLM Field Office for detailed recreation information.

Recreation - Visitors who want to see the old-growth redwoods at the heart of the reserve will need to hike five miles to an overlook.

Climate - Weather at Headwaters is typical of the Pacific Northwest region. Winters are mild and wet, while summers can be quite hot and are typically dry.

Location - The access point to Headwaters Forest Reserve is just south of Eureka, California on Elk River Road.


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Contact Information:
Arcata BLM Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road , Arcata, CA, 95521-4573, Phone: 707-825-2300, Fax: 707-825-2301

Additional Information:
Arcata BLM Field Office - The Arcata BLM Field Office oversees land once home to the Sinkyone and Mattole Indians where they fished and hunted among the scenic shores, tumbling streambeds, open grass flats and dense conifer forests.
North Coast Region - The North Coast Region, stretches over 400 miles of rugged coastline from San Francisco to the redwood forests near the Oregon border. Inland are some of California's best vineyards and quaint villages.

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Headwaters Forest Reserve - Official site for the Headwaters Forest Reserve

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