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    Redwood

    National and State Parks California

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  • Warning: Elk Calving Season, Elk Can Be Aggressive

    Female (cow) elk are defensive of their newly born calves. As people approach, a cow may charge and/or rear up and lash out with her front legs. For your safety, STAY 500 FEET AWAY from elk, at all times. More »

  • Davison Road Maintenance begins 7/7/2014. Expect delays.

    Beginning July 7, road crews will be grading sections of Davison Road between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. Visitors to Gold Bluffs Beach and Fern Canyon should expect 30 minute delays.

Crumb Clean

Keep It Crumb Clean
 
Never Feed Wildlife—Ever!
  • Properly dispose of all garbage—even crumbs.
  • Store food and other smelly items in airtight containers, out-of-sight in a locked car or bear-proof locker.
Human Food Can Kill!
  • Wildlife are easily attracted to human food, garbage, and other odorous items.
  • Bears that associate people with food become aggressive and often have to be killed.
  • Birds such as jays and ravens eat a wide variety of foods, including the eggs and chicks of other birds. Human food can boost jay and raven numbers, resulting in increased predation of threatened and endangered bird species like the marbled murrelet.
Please, for your safety and theirs, never let a wild animal eat your food.

Did You Know?

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Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.