- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The University of California's California Naturalist program aims to host courses around the state to train outdoor enthusiasts on a variety of topics, such as plants, animals, water resources and geology. The Mendocino Program focuses on the local mixed oak woodland.
"The goal of the program is to create a group of stewards of our lands and water resources," said Deborah Stanger Edelman, the course's lead instructor. "To give people a background on what is unique about California, and also provide the tools for communicating that knowledge to other people."