Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Hike the Foss Stagecoach Trail

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Hike the Foss Stagecoach Trail

Nov 3 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Enjoy fall colors, great views and some history on this 3-mile loop hike with Photographer and Ecologist Dave Self. Starting from Rob Roy Flat, we’ll follow the ridgeline to a steep trail down to the 1860’s Foss Stagecoach Trail. We’ll follow the gentle grade up the Foss Trail to School House Flat. From there, we’ll head back to our starting point along Pine Flat Road, where the views are expansive. 480’ elevation gain.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Click here to register for this hike.

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503.



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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Nov 8 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards provide essential hands-on assistance to our land management team, including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and other special projects. Come learn more about the Preserves by getting your hands dirty! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of most months from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

To learn more about our stewardship program or the Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards, contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury by email or by phone at 707.433.1217.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk

Nov 10 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Join us for an introduction to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. Visit several trailheads for an overview of the Preserves and ACR's rules for access. When you complete and sign the paperwork, you'll be given a trail guide and permit for independent exploration and hiking. Afterwards, you can join Dave Self, ACR Education Specialist, for a 2-3 mile nature walk or head off on your own. If hiking after the orientation, bring a lunch & water and dress for the weather.

Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines.



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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield

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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield

Nov 11 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Preserves with Ginny Fifield, Wildlilfe Camera Specialist, ACR Living With Lions team member, and Modini Mayacamas Preserves volunteer. We’ll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. Based on what we find, we'll guess what we might see on two wildlife cameras, then we'll check to see if the field signs match the pictures! Total hike is about 3 miles.

Click here to see past footage from the wildlife cameras.

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 11 participants. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Cancellation policy: If this event is cancelled by ACR due to heavy rain, high winds or any other reason, we will notify you by email by 8:00 p.m. the night before. Light rain does not cancel.

Questions? Email ACR Education Specialist David Self or 707.431.8184 ext. 503

The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines.



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Pine Flat History with Author and Local Historian Joe Pelanconi

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Pine Flat History with Author and Local Historian Joe Pelanconi

Nov 17 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Come and enjoy this casual walk through Pine Flat with Joe Pelanconi, author of Quicksilver Mining in Sonoma County: Pine Flat Prospect Fever. You’ll learn about the mercury-mining boom-town of the mid-1870’s and some of the personalities involved. Joe tells some great stories based on his research, and his book about Pine Flat is a great read too!

$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Click here to register via Eventbrite

Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self by email or by phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503.

Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets. Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. Please wear appropriate footwear for hiking on uneven ground.

 



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Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council - Fall Meeting

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Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council - Fall Meeting

Nov 21 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Orinda City Hall

ACR's Prescribed Fire Specialist Jared Childress will co-facilitate this meeting, which is a springboard to the creation of a San Francisco Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council; a meeting place for land managers, fire agencies, fire science professionals, private landowners, students, researchers and others interested in prescribed fire. The goal is to create a group with the ability to collaborate, share resources, expertise, training and experience in the pursuit of safely getting "good fire" back on the landscape.

Please share this meeting information with your colleagues – everyone is welcome!

For more information contact ACR Prescribed Fire Specialist Jared Childress.

Click here for directions to the meeting, which will be held at Orinda City Hall’s Sarge Littlehale Room, 22 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA.

 



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