California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
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California Naturalist




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. 

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Local political win for the #LARiver, funding efforts to restore habitat while improving public access. Celebrate this weekend with a guided LA River Nature Walk at the Frog Spot!

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Just wrapped up an amazing day at Blue Oak Ranch Reserve University of California Natural Reserve System with the CalNat Program Advisory Committee. It’s wonderful to work with this talented team of experts with so much experience to offer. Shown here are from left to right: John Eadie, Fadzayi Mashiri, Adina Merenlender, Jim Downing, Greg Ira, Peggy Fiedler, Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, and Sabrina Drill being silly CalNat style. Thank you for the sage advice on advancing CalNat and Michael Hamilton for hosting us at BORR.

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Do you facilitate or collaborate with multiple groups in your job or volunteer work? It can be a tricky process. Develop skills to support your success in meetings and collaborations as both a facilitator and a participant at this 3 day Collaborative Facilitation and Group Process Workshop hosted by The Hopland Research and Extension Center and UC Agriculture & Natural Resources. August 23-24 and September 29. A registration fee of $150.00 is required for all three days and includes a catered lunch and materials. Please register on-line at

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Through the generous support of our sponsors, the California Naturalist program is pleased to announce a second round of partial scholarship awards that cover registration costs of interested attendees. Don't miss the July 15 scholarship deadline for attending the 2016 conference. This conference is for and by our community and we want you to come! The application is short and sweet. Apply now 


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Registration is open for the 2016 California Naturalist Conference! September 9-11, 2016. New: Field trips and advanced trainings announced, we're accepting proposals for posters and lighting talks.

New California Agriculture article on CalNat Director Adina Merenlender: Building a new mode of extension for biodiversity conservation

Check out the first bioregional publication in the California Naturalist Publication Series! Natural History of the Sierra Nevada By Kim Ingram and Susie Kocher.

Time's Flaming Arrow: Read about journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal's CalNat immersion experience in the HuffPost Green Blog.


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