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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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

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Living with Lions: Co-existence with an Iconic American Carnivore

Jan 2 2020 - 7:00pm
Penngrove Clubhouse

Come learn how you can become a conservation ambassador for the iconic cats with whom we share our habitat.

Join ACR’s Dr. Quinton Martins, who will talk about Living With Lions, ACR's community conservation project in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa Counties, and his work with other large carnivores around the world.

The founder and former CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa, Dr. Martins has over 20 years of field experience in wilderness areas throughout much of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the USA. His work highlights the manner in which charismatic and iconic apex predators like leopards and mountain lions, act as umbrella species, and can lead to broad ecosystem conservation.

The event will be held at:

Penngrove Clubhouse
385 Woodward Avenue, Penngrove 94951

You can support ACR’s Living with Lions project and other important research and public outreach programs by donating or becoming a member of ACR here.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.



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Status and conservation of waterbirds of the North Bay - talk by Nils Warnock, Director of Conservation Science

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Status and conservation of waterbirds of the North Bay - talk by Nils Warnock, Director of Conservation Science

Jan 9 2020 - 7:00pm
Fairfield Cordelia Library

Napa-Solano Audubon meeting talk by Nils Warnock: Status and conservation of waterbirds of the North Bay

Learn about the work by Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) by their scientists, colleagues, students and volunteers who study the local status and ecology of wintering and migrant shorebirds and waterbirds in the Bay Area. Nils will present results of 30 years of waterbird monitoring by ACR in Tomales Bay and discuss results of ACR’s 50 year’s of work on herons and egrets throughout the Bay area.  This will include presenting data on movements of the first ever satellite telemetry tracked Great Egrets on the West Coast of North America.

Nils Warnock is Director of Conservation Science at Audubon Canyon Ranch. Nils is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and has over 30 years of experience pertaining to the ecology and conservation of Pacific Flyway birds, especially shorebirds. He has a PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis and San Diego State University. Nils started his ornithological career at what was then the Point Reyes Bird Observatory (now Point Blue), serving for 10 years as the co-director of the Wetlands Division. Until recently, Nils was the Executive Director of Audubon Alaska and a Vice President of the National Audubon Society.

This talk will be held at the Fairfield Cordelia Library at 5050 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534

Click here for more information on this event.

For more information about ACR's Conservation Science programs, click here.

Great Egret event photo by Bob Lewis



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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

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An update on Living with Lions: Talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate

Jan 14 2020 - 7:00pm
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center

The Garden Club of Santa Rosa hosts a talk by Alex Hettena, ACR research associate, who will give an update on ACR's Living with Lions program.

Please note: this talk is for Garden Club of Santa Rosa members only and is not open to the public.

About Alex Hettena: Prior to joining our Living with Lions team, Alex participated in field studies with mule deer at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO, white-lipped peccaries in Brazil, jaguars and pumas in Paraguay, degus (bush-tailed rats) in Chile, and gray wolves in northeastern Washington. Her research interests include carnivore-human interaction, specifically the carnivore-livestock conflict, with a greater goal of carnivore conservation. Alex holds a master’s degree from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vanderbilt University.

You can support ACR’s Living with Lions project and other important research and public outreach programs by donating or becoming a member of ACR.

Click here for more information on ACR's Living With Lions.



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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

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Habitat Protection & Restoration Stewards

Jan 23 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Preserve

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!

2nd and 4th Thursdays ~ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact ACR Resource Ecologist Julianne Bradbury at julianne.bradbury@egret.org or 707.433.1217

 



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