Thank You for Joining Us on the May 11th Fort Ord Impact Area Guided Nature Walk

Thank you everyone who joined us on our Guided Nature Walk into the Impact Area!

For future events, make sure to sign-up for our updates on the Contact Us form. Our next event will be our July 13th Community Involvement Mobile Workshop & Open House, which will feature bus tours into the Impact Area.

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Join Us May 11, 2024 for a Guided Nature Walk!

SIGN-UPS are REQUIRED. Participation will be limited and will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-up below!

Interested in seeing future lands of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Fort Ord? Consider joining the Fort Ord Cleanup and BLM staff on a nature walk in portions of the Fort Ord National Monument that are currently restricted to the public. On May 11, 2024, we will host two walking tours of cleared areas within the Impact Area.

The Nature Walks will depart from the Bureau of Land Management Work Center where you must attend a mandatory safety briefing. You will receive permission to drive your private vehicle to the BLM Work Center for this specific event only. If adverse weather conditions such as lightning and heavy rain are present, the walks will be canceled. Check here for the most up-to-date information.

Dogs or any other pets are not allowed on the Nature Walk. 

Schedule on May 11, 2024:

9:00 – 9:40 Open House
9:40 – 10:00 Mandatory Safety Briefing
10:00 Depart for short and long walks

Estimated walk times:

-Short walk: 2 hours (about 1.6 miles)
-Long walk: 3 hours (about 3.75 miles)
PLEASE NOTE: There are steep inclines and declines throughout both walks.

Nature Walk Trail Map:

Click the image to enlarge the map.

To ensure that your experience is enjoyable, please remember:

  • Wear boots or comfortable walking shoes appropriate for dirt and gravel roads.
  • Dress in layers – the weather can be unpredictable. Always be prepared for rain, wind, fog, or sun.
  • Carry ample water to drink.
  • Apply sun screen.

Participant requirements:

This activity is not recommended for participants under the age of 8. Participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.  Click here to download a copy of the waiver.  Waivers will also be available at the registration tent.

Fort Ord Impact Area Guided Nature Walk Information Document

Click here for a copy of the Fort Ord Impact Area Guided Nature Walk Information Document.