March 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scribe Winery
2100 Denmark St
Sonoma, CA 95476

Fire Recovery Walk on Arrowhead Mountain

Scribe Winery

2100 Denmark Street, Sonoma, CA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

9:30am to 12:30pm

Join Sonoma Ecology Center staff to see the land rebound on Arrowhead Mountain, which burned in the October wildfires. We will look at the chaparral plants sprouting, watch for special “fire follower” wildflowers, assess burned trees and learn how to interpret fire-affected landscapes. We will discuss: Why did this happen? What does it mean? How do we prepare for when it happens again?

This property, protected by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) in 1995, is on the Sonoma-Napa County border east of the City of Sonoma, with the hills behind the winery running up to the county boundary. Its conservation easement protects the scenic landscape and allows for some agricultural use. We will ascend the hillside on a rough fire road to reach the chaparral zone at the top, where we will enjoy huge views of the north bay and explore the adaptations and responses of this plant community to fire. This is a moderate-to-difficult, 2.5-mile hike, with a 600-foot elevation gain. The terrain is uneven with areas of loose rock and soil. We may pass through brushy areas, with brush along the fire road presenting possible exposure to ticks or poison oak. Please also note this is a private property, do not attempt to navigate the property without the designated leaders.

There is no charge for this outing, as it is made possible by the voters of Sonoma County who fund the work of Ag + Open Space with a quarter-cent sales tax. The Fire Recovery Walk series is also paid for by the Sonoma Valley Ecological Fire Relief Fund. Donations to this fund dedicated to fire education, active response, and prevention are gratefully welcome! DONATE: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/sonoma-valley-fires-fund/

REGISTER TODAY! This outing will fill fast! Reservations are required online by 5pm on Monday, March 12, 2018: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3346532

Questions? Please contact Holland Gistelli at holland@sonomaecologycenter.org or (707)-996-0712 x108.