Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra

UCCE Central Sierra California Naturalist

UC California Naturalist Certification Course - June 2017

The Mission of the CA Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California's natural resources through education and service.

Do you enjoy:

Exploring and learning about our local ecology?
Engaging in citizen science?
Sharing your knowledge with others?

Dates: June1, 8, 15, 22 of 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Course Flyer and Registration Information.

California Naturalist Training Fall 2015

The California Naturalist training at Calaveras Big Trees State Park concluded on October 17th in the rain! Congratulations to all the participants and best of luck in your naturalist endeavors!



If you are interested in becoming a California Naturalist, please go to the California Naturalist website for information on other trainings. (http://calnat.ucanr.edu/)




Wildfire and its effects on Sierran mixed conifer forests - a CA Naturalist advanced training

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Over a dozen UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) California Naturalists, fire ecology experts, wildlife biologists, resource managers, educators, and artists met at UC Berkeley's Blodgett Forest Research Station and the adjacent El Dorado National Forest April 23 and 24, and not one of them complained about the much-needed deluge of rain and intermittent hail that soaked the group. The weekend's ambitious goal? To dive deeply into a UC California Naturalist Program and California Fire Science Consortium advanced training workshop on the subject of wildfire effects on Sierran mixed conifer forests.

With the 2014 El Dorado National Forest's King Fire as a case study, a mix of lectures, field studies, art, field journaling techniques, and Native American story telling were used to examine land management practices that influence fire behavior and explore how the landscape recovers from fire. UC ANR Cooperative Extension Central Sierra's forestry advisor Susie Kocher and community education specialist Kim Ingram organized and facilitated the workshop. Continue reading...

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