CSU, Chico News

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Offers History Hike

Date: 09-29-2015

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Jon Aull, Education Coordinator
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Join local historian Dave Nopel for a rare tour of California State University, Chico’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Guests will meet at east Highway 32 Park and Ride at 8 a.m. to carpool to the reserve and will return by 12 p.m.

This short, easy hike will include an overview of the history the reserve, a 3,950 acre wildland just a few miles from Chico, and of the Big Chico Creek Canyon, including the logging flume that traveled from Butte Meadows to downtown Chico, the Humboldt Road to the Nevada silver mines, a look at recent and ancient artifacts, and a walk to see where the bodies are buried (literally).

There is no fee for this hike, but a reservation is required. Please bring plenty of water and wear proper footwear. For more information or to register, contact BCCER’s education coordinator Jon Aull at 530-342-1371, or by email at jaull@csuchico.edu.

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve is under the direction of the CSU, Chico Research Foundation. For more information on the reserve, its operating hours, and its services, visit the BCCER’s homepage or Facebook. To schedule a visit with the reserve, visit the Reserve Access Management System(RAMS) page. For information on how you can donate to the reserve, visit the BCCER’s donations and gift-giving pages.