The mission of the UC California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.
This season’s record rainfall set the stage not only for wildflowers, but carpets of weeds. Throughout Southern California, the non-native vegetation is overwhelming and competing with the wildflowers. Organizations are rallying to remove the invasives as much and as quickly as possible, while others have another take on the non-native vegetation and its impact.
New UC Green Blog: Feeling welcome in nature is essential to caring and wanting to learn more. #CalNat2016 conference summary.
Hot off the press: “Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs” examines data from California and Virginia naturalist programs to understand participant motivations, barriers, and perspectives as well as the actions they take to advance science, stewardship, and community engagement.
Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.