“Native Plant Restoration in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks”
June 30 , 2012 10am to 2 pm
Presenter Melanie Baer-Keeley , Restoration Horticulturist for the National Parks
Melanie will lead a tour of the Ash Mountain Native Plant Restoration Nursery facilities and give a talk on restoration projects within the Parks. Bring a sack lunch, water and hat for lunch along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. The nursery is at an elevation of about 1700′, and the tour involves a short, slow, mild walk on roads and gravel (not handicapped accessible). For lunch along the river, we will walk down a gentle 1/4 mile zig-zag trail that drops down about 300 feet. Most any ambulatory individual can make this short walk, taken at one’s own pace.
Directions: take Hwy 198 to Three Rivers, meet in the parking lot of the Three Rivers Memorial Building on the right hand side of the highway at 9:30 am. Please bring your Park Pass if you have one. We will carpool to the Ash Mountain Visitors Center, a short distance past the Park entrance station.
(photo by Melanie Keeley)