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Announcing a 3-day advanced training through the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration, taught by John Rieger and John Stanley, two of the founders of the Society for Ecological Restoration and co-authors (with Ray Traynor) of "Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration." By providing a strong foundation in project management and planning that addresses the major phases of ecological restoration projects, attendees will come away with the necessary skills to address most of the issues and challenges of conducting a restoration project and an understanding of how to chart a path that will enhance the likelihood of a successful project. Workshop fee includes a copy of the book. September 11-13, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm. $550 members/$600 nonmembers (#CalNat grads register at the member price!) For more information, or to register, please visit the website: http://www.sbbg.org/classes-events/classes/project-planning-and-management-ecological-restoration
Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration | The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
This author taught three-day workshop will cover the framework and issues associated with conducting an ecological restoration project.
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CA Naturalist Calendar
|Tejon Ranch Conservancy CalNat Course||8/15/2014|
|Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley CalNat Course||9/4/2014|
|Santa Barbara Botanic Garden/Sedgwick Reserve CalNat Course||10/1/2014|
|California Naturalist Program Statewide Conference||10/17/2014|
|Pt. Reyes CalNat 1-week Immersion Course||11/10/2014|
Registration open for the Fall 2014 #CalNat Conference October 17-19, 2014: Explore nature. Build community. Take action. Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, California.
Late Breaking Poster Session for the California Naturalist Conference! Deadline to submit is August 15.
Resource for Naturalists available: CalNat Suggested Supplemental Reading (2014, Leah Gardner, Sagehen Field Station Naturalist).
New article about CalNat & UC land stewardship ethic: UC leads a long tradition of environmental stewardship in California. UC Green Blog. July 25, 2014.