Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 9 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for weekend visitors. 

Our next nature guide training will occur over nine Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible.

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext. 122.

Saturdays, March 9 – May 4, 2019

 

 



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards - CANCELLED

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards - CANCELLED

Mar 14 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

***Due to storm damage, Pine Flat Road has been closed for repairs by the County of Sonoma. It is unknown when it will reopen. Regrettably, we must cancel the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards workday. ***

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm as well as the last Saturday of every month, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.396.8832.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 16 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for weekend visitors. 

Our next nature guide training will occur over nine Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible.

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext. 122.

Saturdays, March 9 – May 4, 2019

 

 



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Pine Flat History with Local Historian Joe Pelanconi & ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper - CANCELLED

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Pine Flat History with Local Historian Joe Pelanconi & ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper - CANCELLED

Mar 16 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

***Due to storm damage, Pine Flat Road has been closed for repairs by the County of Sonoma. It is unknown when it will reopen. Regrettably, we must cancel the upcoming history walk. ***

Come and enjoy this casual walk through Pine Flat with ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper and Joe Pelanconi, author of Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County: Pine Flat Prospect Fever. You’ll learn about the mercury-mining boom-town of the mid-1870’s and some of the personalities involved. Joe tells some great stories based on his research, and his book about Pine Flat is a great read too!

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Click here to register for this event.

Questions? Click here to contact Michelle Cooper, ACR Biologist/Preserve Manager, Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets. Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. Please wear appropriate footwear for hiking on uneven ground.

 



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Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Mar 16 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest and flower-carpeted oak woodland. Guided Nature Walks begin at 10:00am and end at 12:00pm and are no more than 2.5 miles long.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE to register.

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Prescribed Fire Incident Reporting System (PFIRS) Workshop

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Prescribed Fire Incident Reporting System (PFIRS) Workshop

Mar 22 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Orinda Library, Garden Room

The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council Presents a workshop on:
Prescribed Fire Incident Reporting System (PFIRS)

Taught by: Jason Branz, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Click here to register for this event

More information about the Prescribed Fire Incident Reporting System is available at frames.gov/catalog/895

Sponsored by:
California Air Resources Board
Moraga Orinda Fire Dept.
CAL FIRE
Audubon Canyon Ranch
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen)
Sonoma Ecology Center
U.S. Forest Service
California Fire Science Consortium

 

 

 



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Living with Lions: Coexisting With an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Coexisting With an Iconic American Carnivore

Mar 22 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sebastopol Rotary Club

Come to the Sebastopol Rotary Club meeting to learn how you can become a conservation ambassador for the iconic cats with whom we share our habitat.

Join ACR’s Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about Living With Lions, ACR's community conservation project in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa Counties, and his work with other large carnivores around the world.

The founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA. His work highlights the manner in which charismatic and iconic apex predators like leopards and mountain lions, act as umbrella species, and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation. 

The Sebastopol Rotary Club meets at the Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol, CA 95472.

Click here to learn more about ACR's Living With Lions



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 23 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for weekend visitors. 

Our next nature guide training will occur over nine Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible.

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext. 122.

Saturdays, March 9 – May 4, 2019

 

 



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Vegetation Management and Fire Safe Councils - A Community Workshop

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Vegetation Management and Fire Safe Councils - A Community Workshop

Mar 23 2019 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Altamira Middle School - Multipurpose Room

Protecting Open Spaces, Public Lands and Rural Communities, a Community Workshop hosted by Supervisor Susan Gorin.

Join Supervisor Gorin, representatives from County Fire, CAL FIRE, the Sonoma Valley Fire and Vegetation Management Collaborative, California Fire Safe Councils, Sonoma Ecology Center, Good Fire Alliance, and local Fire Safe Councils to learn about topics like:

  • Climate Change, Fire Risk and Resiliency
  • Vegetation Management at the County Level: Rule 13A
  • CA Governor Investments in Fire Readiness and Funding from CalFire
  • Fuel Reduction: Controlled Burns, Thinning and Fuel Breaks
  • Fire Safe Councils and Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Q&A and Resource Fair
Altimira Middle School Multipurpose Room
17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

Click here to learn more about ACR's Fire Forward program.

 

 

 



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Mar 27 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Bouverie Preserve

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 8-10. Over the course of 17 Wednesdays beginning in September, docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California’s diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings. ACR partners with UC Extension’s California Naturalist program.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Bouverie Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
April 13, April 17, May 4, May 15, June 12, June 22

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR Education Specialist Jacqueline Levy at 707.938.4554 ext 310 or email bouverie@egret.org.



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Mar 28 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.396.8832.



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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 30 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for weekend visitors. 

Our next nature guide training will occur over nine Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible.

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext. 122.

Saturdays, March 9 – May 4, 2019

 

 



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Weekend Workdays at the Modini Mayacamas Preserves

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Weekend Workdays at the Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Mar 30 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Love nature? Interested in science? Need experience? Join us at the Modini Mayacamas Preserves to provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about stewardship by getting your hands dirty!

We meet the last Saturday of most months from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

To learn more and register for this event, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.396.8832 (call or text).



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