Latest Project Updates

The pandemic has forced many ACR programs to ‘go virtual’ over the past year, but preserve stewardship is an in-person and on-the-land endeavor. Meet an ACR Business Partner who recently replaced two aging creek crossings on the preserve.
Late last month, friends and fans of M.F.K. Fisher and film gathered for a magical afternoon at famed SF restaurant Foreign Cinema to benefit Last House and the completion of filmmaker Gregory Bezat's latest project, The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher. Generous supporters raised nearly $15,000.
"Tom’s depth of experience in conservation science is the right fit for ACR and for a region facing the ongoing conservation challenges of dwindling biodiversity and climate-driven wildfire,” said ACR Board President Carol Lynn Wood.
Winners of the Second Annual M.F.K. Fisher Last House Writing Contest were announced in early September. Once again, we had so many excellent entries our judges had a very difficult job. Writers took to heart our theme this year, which asked them to write about the power and magic of survival skills.
ACR is extremely delighted to welcome ten prescribed fire community members to the first class of Fire Forward Fellows. During the one-year fellowship, these ten will each receive more than 300 hours of professional development supporting their qualifications as Squad Boss and California State Certified Burn Boss positions.
Living with Lions principal investigator Dr. Quinton Martins recently collared four male mountain lions (P24, P25, P30 and P31) in western and northern Sonoma County near Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Cazadero and Geyserville after each was implicated in the killing of a sheep or goat.

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