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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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

Aug 1 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Berger Center

The Kiwanis Club of Oakmont hosts a talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate, who will give an update on ACR's Living with Lions program. This talk is open to the public.

Location: Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive in Oakmont, CA

About Alex Hettena: Prior to joining our Living with Lions team, Alex participated in field studies with mule deer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, white-lipped peccaries in Brazil, jaguars and pumas in Paraguay, degus (bush-tailed rats) in Chile, and gray wolves in northeastern Washington. Her research interests include carnivore-human interaction, specifically the carnivore-livestock conflict, with a greater goal of carnivore conservation. Alex holds a master’s degree from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vanderbilt University.

You can support ACR’s Living with Lions project and other important research and public outreach programs by donating or becoming a member of ACR here.

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



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Aug 3 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, July 24, August 3, August 14, August 24

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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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

Aug 3 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Participate in environmental stewardship with Audubon Canyon Ranch at Martin Griffin Preserve! We will be focusing on invasive plant management, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden. Please bring a lunch, clothes you would garden in, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide gloves, snacks, and tools. All experience levels are welcome!

Volunteer stewardship workdays run on select Saturdays from 11am-3pm, we will be meeting at the parking lot at Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach. Public transportation to the meeting site is available via the West Marin Stagecoach route 61. Anyone is welcome, please RSVP so we know to expect you.

To RSVP or learn more about our stewardship program and the Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Good Fire Alliance BBQ & Potluck

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Good Fire Alliance BBQ & Potluck

Aug 3 2019 - 12:00pm
Spring Lake Park

The Good Fire Alliance (a Sonoma County prescribed burn association) is hosting a summer BBQ and fall burn season planning meeting on August 3rd. Come meet neighbors and others interested in cooperative burning and grazing in Sonoma County. People from surrounding counties or other areas are welcome too.

Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa

If you  would like to join, RSVP at: ucanr.edu/goodfirebbq

 



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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

Aug 8 2019 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Marin Country Club

Rotary Club of Ignacio hosts a talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate, who will give an update on ACR's Living with Lions program.

Please note: this talk is for Rotary Club members only and is not open to the public.

Location: Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato

About Alex Hettena: Prior to joining our Living with Lions team, Alex participated in field studies with mule deer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, white-lipped peccaries in Brazil, jaguars and pumas in Paraguay, degus (bush-tailed rats) in Chile, and gray wolves in northeastern Washington. Her research interests include carnivore-human interaction, specifically the carnivore-livestock conflict, with a greater goal of carnivore conservation. Alex holds a master’s degree from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vanderbilt University.

You can support ACR’s Living with Lions project and other important research and public outreach programs by donating or becoming a member of ACR.

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



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Aug 14 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, July 24, August 3, August 14, August 24

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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Wildfire Home Hardening Workshop

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Wildfire Home Hardening Workshop

Aug 17 2019 - 10:00am
Gold Ridge Fire Station 2

ACR's Fire Forward and the Sonoma Fire Safe Council present:
Wildfire Home Hardening for Residents Living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

Learn how to make your home resilient against wildfire during this hands-on workshop:

  • Receive expert instruction on how to "harden" your home against the next wildfire.
  • Take a tour of a typical home in Sonoma County's W.U.I., with all of its classic issues.
  • Get hands-on experience correcting those issues.

Location: Morning session will be held at Gold Ridge Fire Station Two classroom (1690 Watertrough Road,Twin Hills Station) and later at 5281 Thomas Road for the hands-on tour.

Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Station Two and 1:00 p.m. at Thomas Rd.

Cost: $10, includes lunch (no one turned away for lack of funds)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Gear: Dress for field work: work shoes/boots, work clothes, layers recommended. Bring gloves, water, hat and sunscreen.

Lunch will be provided to workshop participants. Bring a water bottle.

In collaboration with:
University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
The Good Fire Alliance

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Carpool from Twin Hills to the second location.

What can I bring to the event?

Bring water, work gloves, hat and sunscreen. Shoes/boots with good tread and clothing layers recommended. Lunch will be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Jared Childress, prescribed fire specialist for Audubon Canyon Ranch at jared.childress@egret.org

 

 

 

 



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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

Aug 17 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Participate in environmental stewardship with Audubon Canyon Ranch at Martin Griffin Preserve! We will be focusing on invasive plant management, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden. Please bring a lunch, clothes you would garden in, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide gloves, snacks, and tools. All experience levels are welcome!

Volunteer stewardship workdays run on select Saturdays from 11am-3pm, we will be meeting at the parking lot at Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach. Public transportation to the meeting site is available via the West Marin Stagecoach route 61. Anyone is welcome, please RSVP so we know to expect you.

To RSVP or learn more about our stewardship program and the Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Post-Wildfire Land Stewardship Workshop

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Post-Wildfire Land Stewardship Workshop

Aug 24 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

ACR's Fire Forward presents: Post-wildfire land stewardship workshop

Learn how to steward your land after a severe wildfire event at this hands-on workshop:

  • Receive expert instruction on improving the ecological health and resiliency of your fire-affected land.
  • Learn how to do it yourself or how to hire contractors to do the work on your land.
  • Take a tour of the Bouverie Preserve—a landscape affected by the Nuns fire—and review Bouverie Preserve's post-fire Forest Management Plan.
  • Get hands-on experience implementing Bouverie Preserve's Forest Management Plan.

Cost: $10, includes lunch (no one turned away for lack of funds)

In collaboration with:

The Good Fire Alliance

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Questions? Please email Jared Childress, prescribed fire specialist for Audubon Canyon Ranch at jared.childress@egret.org



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

Aug 24 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, July 24, August 3, August 14, August 24

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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Wildflower Hike at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

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Wildflower Hike at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

Aug 25 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

Join guest-hike-leader Jared Childress, ACR’s prescribed fire specialist, on a hike through Shiloh Regional Park to witness the ecological rebirth and recovery after the Tubbs Fire. Hike hosted by Wildfires to Wildflowers.

Registration required: https://www.wildfirestowildflowers.org/hike

Location:

Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
5750 Faught Rd
Windsor, CA 95492



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Recovering from the Nuns Fire: Progress made and challenges ahead for the Bouverie Preserve

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Recovering from the Nuns Fire: Progress made and challenges ahead for the Bouverie Preserve

Aug 29 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kenwood Depot

ACR Executive Director John Petersen will give an overview of the damage to infrastructure on the Bouverie Preserve and the progress made to resume ACR’s educational programming with the generous support of individuals and community groups.

This event is for members of the Rotary Club of Glen Ellen/Kenwood and is not open to the public.

For more information about ACR's Fire Forward, click here.



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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

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Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards

Aug 31 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Participate in environmental stewardship with Audubon Canyon Ranch at Martin Griffin Preserve! We will be focusing on invasive plant management, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden. Please bring a lunch, clothes you would garden in, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide gloves, snacks, and tools. All experience levels are welcome!

Volunteer stewardship workdays run on select Saturdays from 11am-3pm, we will be meeting at the parking lot at Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach. Public transportation to the meeting site is available via the West Marin Stagecoach route 61. Anyone is welcome, please RSVP so we know to expect you.

To RSVP or learn more about our stewardship program and the Martin Griffin Preserve Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Henry Inman by email or by phone at 415.868.9244, ext. 102.

For directions to the Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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