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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Salamanders and Newts with Elliott Smeds *Cancelled*

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Salamanders and Newts with Elliott Smeds *Cancelled*

Jan 5 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

This event has been cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience.

ACR Education Specialist Dave Self and Biologist and salamander enthusiast Elliott Smeds will help us explore around talus piles, a pond, creek and under logs in search of newts and salamanders. Elliott will share his considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for these delightful creatures, their life-cycles, ecology, behaviors and other interesting tidbits.

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

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.

Bring: Lunch and water.



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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield *Cancelled*

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Wildlife Camera Walk with Ginny Fifield *Cancelled*

Jan 6 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

Due to the weather forecast for heavy rain, this event has been cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience.

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? Click here to email ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper

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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Jan 10 2019 - 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 as well as the last Saturday of every month, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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 707.396.8832.



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Access Orientation & Nature Walk *Cancelled*

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Access Orientation & Nature Walk *Cancelled*

Jan 12 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

This event has been cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience.

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!

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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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves Stewards

Jan 24 2019 - 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 707.396.8832.



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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 25 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Marin County Farm Bureau

ACR's Wildlife Ecologist, Dr. Quinton Martins, will provide an update on the research results of Living with Lions, ACR’s mountain lion research and education project.

Hosted by Agricultural Land Use Committee of the Marin Conservation League

Venue: Marin County Farm Bureau

520 Mesa Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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



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Nature Photography * Cancelled *

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Nature Photography * Cancelled *

Jan 26 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Modini Mayacamas Preserves

This event has been cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience.

Join this photo expedition along Pine Flat Road with ecologist, photographer and ACR Education Specialist Dave Self. With several stops along the road and on a few short walks, we’ll search for beautiful, evocative or interesting scenes or details (clouds, distant mountains, reflections in the creek, mosses up close, raindrops on a leaf).

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

 



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