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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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

Dec 4 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

OAEC and Audubon Canyon Ranch present
Living with Lions: co-existence with an iconic American carnivore

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Meeting Hall
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Please carpool! Parking is very limited. Please park in the upper parking lot (2nd driveway).

$5 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested.

In California, mountain lions are at the top of the food chain and play critical roles in the maintenance and functioning of our natural ecosystems. Yet mountain lions themselves live a fragile existence as more of us choose to live and play in wild places. Audubon Canyon Ranch is studying our region’s mountain lions to identify priority habitats and key wildlife corridors and to promote ecosystem conservation throughout our region. Audubon Canyon Ranch's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. Join us in OAEC's new Meeting Hall for an evening of learning and discussion around co-existing peaceably in lion country.  

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

We hope you can join us!

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.

 

Photo:Cam Hurd

 

 



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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

Dec 6 2018 - 7:30am to 8:00am
Flamingo Hotel

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. His talk will be held on Thursday, December 6th at 7:30am and will be given to members of the Sonoma County Forum. Please note that attendees must be members of the Sonoma County Forum, this talk is not open to the public.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.



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Mountain Lions of the Mayacamas with Quinton Martins, PhD

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Mountain Lions of the Mayacamas with Quinton Martins, PhD

Dec 8 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Enjoy a casual walk with Dr. Quinton Martins, big cat researcher and the director of Living with Lions, ACR's mountain lion research and education program. Learn some of what we’ve learned about local mountain lion ranges, behavior and more. Quinton will also talk about ACR’s new partnership with UC Berkeley to expand the program and the ways that landowners can minimize conflict with these magnificent animals. We’ll take a route where we’ve found lions tracks in the past, and where they’ve been recorded many times by wildlife cameras.

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For more information contact Dave Self by email or phone at 707.433.8184 ext. 503

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

Meet at the junction of Pine Flat Road and Red Winery Road, (near address marker 4020 Pine Flat Rd, Healdsburg, CA). Look for ACR's sandwich board sign.



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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

Dec 12 2018 - 6:30pm
Windsor Library

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project. This talk is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks and will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm at:

Windsor Library
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 100 Windsor, CA 95492

We hope you can join us!

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.

 

 



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Dec 13 2018 - 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 707.433.1217.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Dec 15 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and ACR's rules for access. When you complete and sign the paperwork, you'll be given a trail guide and permit for independent exploration and hiking. Afterwards, you can join Dave Self, ACR Education Specialist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own. If hiking after the orientation, bring a lunch & water and dress for the weather.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

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

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines.



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