$30. Limited to 13 participant boats (option to bring your own boat*).
Meet at 8:30 AM at this location, look for the signs, right off of Hwy 36 east of Chester just before the causeway.
Must bring WATER and SUN PROTECTION
Activity level 5. Participants under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult and be able to paddle a kayak at least 700 meters across open water (one way). Roundtrip is approximately 2 miles of paddling.
DESCRIPTION: This is a kayaking trip and kayaks will be provided. We will travel across the upper north lobe of Lake Almanor with views of Mt. Lassen before traveling down the western shoreline towards the mouth of the Feather River and then returning to the causeway. The most diverse assemblage of wildlife on Lake Almanor can be found in the shallow waters of our trip. Accessing this area on kayaks will allow us to get much closer to wildlife than we would be able to on foot. While keeping our distance, participants will have the chance to view Western and Clark's Grebes on nests and observe the frenetic behavior of an active nesting colony. August is prime time for viewing many other water birds on this part of the lake including: American White Pelicans, White-faced Ibis, Double-crested Cormorants, shorebirds, terns, gulls, seven species of waterfowl, and often eagles and falcons.
TRIP LEADER: LIZ RAMSEY Elizabeth “Liz” Ramsey moved to Plumas County from Southwestern Michigan in the Fall of 2017 to begin her education at Feather River College, where in 2019 she obtained her Associate degree in Environmental Studies and a Biological Field Technician Certification. While studying at FRC, she learned about an expansive array of topics pertaining to the environment and became fascinated by the Earth’s biodiversity and interconnectedness. She was the president of the Student Environmental Association at FRC and represented the student body on the Sustainability Action Team and Associated Students of FRC. In Spring of 2022, she graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, emphasizing in Ecology & Conservation Science. Alongside the environmental humanities, Liz is also passionate about indigenous studies and photography. She enjoys birding, circus arts, painting, and swimming in the river during her free time.
Liz joined the PAS team in 2019 as a Biological Field Technician and has since gone on to become Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, and finally Operations Director and Project Manager for wildlife projects at PAS.
*To bring your own kayak, please contact Liz Ramsey at 530 616 8670 or email@example.com