Saturday, September 13 - First Annual Run in the Redwoods
Dust off your running/walking shoes and join us for the first ever Run in the Redwoods half marathon and 5k on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway will be closed to all vehicle traffic on this day. More »
Backcountry Fire Restrictions in Effect (Last updated: 9/10/2014)
Due to "Extreme Fire Danger," fires are currently prohibited in backcountry, including established fire rings at designated backcountry campsites and on Redwood Creek gravel bars. Personal camp stoves are allowed. Call 707-465-7335 for updates.
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Jobs Available at Redwood National and State Parks, Summer 2010
Contact: Tauna Clausen, 707-465-7321
Redwood National & State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that the parks will host a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. This highly successful program offers young men and women ages 15 through 18 a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.
This year's eight week program begins on June 21st and ends on August 12th. A total of six young men and six young women participants will be selected from Humboldt and Del Norte counties at a public drawing. Participants will earn $8.00 an hour working four 10-hour days each week. All participants must bring their own lunch and provide their own transportation to and from either the Parks’ Crescent City Headquarters in Del Norte County or the
Specific work projects include trail building and maintenance, painting, landscape projects and general park cleanup. Participants may also assist in backcountry road maintenance and removal of exotic plant species within the park boundary. Natural and cultural resource education is incorporated into the eight-week program, as well as a backcountry camping trip and year-end picnic.
Applications for the YCC summer employment program were distributed to local high school counseling offices in Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties on April 1, 2010, and are due back to Park Headquarters by April 30, 2010.
For more information about the program or to receive an application, call the Human Resources office at (707) 465-7321 or 465-7323, or stop by Redwood National and State Parks Headquarters between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This News release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 34.1 KB)
Did You Know?
Did you see that bullet cross the treetops? That's the marbled murrelet! The robin-sized seabird nests on the branches of old-growth conifer trees and flies to and from the ocean at 60 miles per hour. In the ocean, it feeds on fish. This bird is listed as state-endangered and federally-threatened.