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June 7 Event – “Preservation Ranch: a first look at the unseen interior of the Gualala River”

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 4-5:15 p.m. via Zoom*

Please join Friends of Gualala River (FoGR) online for a program by Annapolis naturalist and artist, Liam Ericson, as he presents photographic slides and woodblock prints of his explorations of the eastern portion of the Gualala River watershed.

Wandering up steep slopes and distant canyons, Liam discovered and photographed hidden groves of old growth redwoods, giant oaks, yews, and other trees as well as many species of wildlife. He will focus on the ecology of the area as well as some of the history of the Pomo there.

This remote, largely inaccessible area covers 19,645 acres of forest, grassland, and riparian corridor which provide habitat for countless species of plants and wildlife. Buckeye Forest, formerly known as Preservation Ranch, was slated for a mega development of mansions and vineyards. FoGR fought to protect the land, and in 2013 the property was purchased by The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable management of its forests.

Documenting the plants and wildlife that inhabit this remarkable land is a driving passion for Liam and a source of inspiration for his art.


Participation is easy. In order to attend Sunday’s talk via Zoom, please click on the link below:


We would advise you to open this link 5 minutes before the program begins, so that you can make sure that your audio and video are working properly, and in case you need to download the Zoom app (which only takes a minute or two) or to upgrade to Zoom 5.0.

If you cannot join by computer, tablet or smart phone, you can simply dial in to the number below from any telephone and listen to the presentation:

(669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 899 3437 8507

If possible, it is best to attend from a computer, tablet or smart phone, because the talk will center around slides that won’t be visible to you if you are on a phone connection.