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California Naturalist

Summary We welcome you to participate in the new UCANR Califoria Naturalist workgroup which was created to engage members in joint activities and discussions surrounding extending information about California’s environment, increasing the capacity for stewardship, and engaging communities in environmental education. This workgroup will help ANR academics and other leaders in the field share information and co-develop programs. This workgroup is essential to build relationships that will enable the participants to learn from each other. The intention of the workgroup is to increase our individual capacity to serve the public’s interest in the environment, increase public science literacy, and advance the role citizen science can play in science education, participation, and research in California.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Gregory Ira (Chair)
Phone (530) 750-1265
Unit: California Naturalist Program
Membership List
Ballard, Heidi
Boucher, Virginia
Brown, Jeff
  Station Director
Eitzel, Melissa
Felix, Faerthen
Fenwick, Becca
Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
Safford, Hugh
Swarth, Chris
  Director, Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve Animal ecologist; wetland ecologist; naturalist; birds and reptiles
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User, Susan Mazer
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User, Monique Kolster
AES Scientist
Allen, Michael Plant Pathology
  Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Frankie, Gordon Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor   Entomologist-AES Tropical insect ecology; tropical pollination ecology; insect-plant interactions; conservation biology; African honeybees; solitary bees; conservation education
Ingram, Kimberly Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forest Stewardship Education Coordinator Forest and natural resources education; adult education; facilitation
Schwartz, Mark Environmental Science and Policy
  Professor, Ecologist in the AES Climate change and natural resource management. Decision support for natural resource management. Endangered Species management. Plant ecology.
CE Advisor
Barry, Sheila Santa Clara County
  County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
De Lasaux, Michael Plumas Sierra
  Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, Community Fuel Reduction and Watershed Management
Doll, David Merced County
  Pomology Farm Advisor Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, and Urban Forestry
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor - Emeritus Climate resilience, urban ecology, watershed education, community science and engagement, environmental justice, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use and conservation planning
Hayden-Smith, Rose Ventura County
  Emeritus - UCCE Advisor in Digital Communications in Food Systems & Extension Education; Editor, UC Food Observer; Food and Society Policy Fellow Digital and strategic communications; social media; advocacy; food systems; gardening; youth development; public policy; volunteer management; U.S. history (food and agricultural policy).
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, wildfire, prescribed fire, post-fire recovery, adult education, facilitation, public participation
Lacan, Igor San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
  Interim County Director; Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor Urban Forestry
Mcdonald, Christopher Imperial County
  Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor invasive plants, weeds, native plant restoration, vegetation management, sensitive species management, habitat restoration, restoration planning, environmental education
Oneto, Scott Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor Agriculture, master gardener program, rangeland management, weed science
CE Specialist
Allen, Edith Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Natural Resources Specialist & Professor of Plant Ecology
James, Jeremy Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  SFREC Center Director Range Management
Merenlender, Adina Hopland Research & Extension Center
  Professor of Cooperative Extension in Conservation Science conservation biology, land use planning, habitat connectivity, environmental education, climate stewardship
Moritz, Max UC Santa Barbara - CE Specialist
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis; Fire Policy; Climate Change Adaptation
Scott, Thomas Earth Sciences
  Natural Resources, Wildlife Specialist Conservation of wildlife, wildlife/urban interface. Response of wildlife to human disturbances
Smith, Martin Veterinary Medicine Extension
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Youth Scientific Literacy Youth science education; scientific literacy; curriculum development; educator professional development; inquiry-based learning; experiential learning
Other ANR
Alexander, Janice Marin County
  Forest Health Program Coordinator
Angulo, Sarah Environmental Stewards (formerly California Naturalist Program)
  Community Education Specialist 2 (Central & Sierra)
Derby, Sandra Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
  State Coordinator for Project Learning Tree Environmental Education Ecological Teaching and Learning
Feirer, Shane Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  Geographic Information Systems - Supervisor II GIS analyses with emphasis on natural resource related topics
Fischer, Lisa Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program
  Director, Research and Extension Center System
Foreman, Shayna Environmental Stewards (formerly California Naturalist Program)
  Southern California Education Specialist
Gamble, Brook
  Community Education Specialist 3 (NorCal) UC California Naturalist Program
Giusti, Gregory Lake County
  Forests & Wildland Ecology Advisor- Emeritus Forest management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries and freshwater ecology
Ira, Gregory Environmental Stewards (formerly California Naturalist Program)
  Director, UC Environmental Stewards Statewide Program Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Education, Climate Change Education, Natural History Training, Program Management, Collective Impact, Workforce Development, Social Franchise.
Kearns, Faith California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator II water and drought, fire, climate change,science communication
Kelley, Janice Dean's Office CA&ES (UCD)
Nelson, Sarah-Mae Environmental Stewards (formerly California Naturalist Program)
  UC Climate Stewards Initiative Academic Coordinator Climate Change Interpretation, Communication, and Education
Stewart, William Center for Forestry (UCB)
  Specialist forest management, climate impacts of forest management and forest product substitution benefits, vegetation management and fire/smoke impacts.
Suppes, Jason South Coast Research & Extension Center
  Community Education Specialist II
Tietje, Bill
  Area Natural Resource Specialist Oak woodland ecology and management, human impacts on wildlife, oak regeneration, land use planning
Warnert, Jeannette Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Communications Specialist Writing
Adden, Biret
  Environmental Education Manager, CDM
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Membership Totals
Number of Members50
ANR Members48
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