Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Audubon Canyon Ranch offers exploration and learning opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages on three of its preserves: the Martin Griffin Preserve, the Bouverie Preserve and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

Join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, observe nesting birds and migrating newts, learn about native peoples' use of the land, hike past wildflower meadows and through redwood groves. Visitation is limited on all three preserves in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Nature Guide Training

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Nature Guide Training

Mar 16 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

ACR Nature Guides interpret the natural environment of Martin Griffin Preserve and its many unique natural features for weekend visitors. 

Our next nature guide training will occur over nine Saturdays beginning March 9, 2019. Learn about birds, plants, aquatic critters, Bolinas Lagoon ecology and more! Training includes techniques for interpreting natural history and leading guided nature walks.

ACR’s Nature Guide program is an ideal opportunity for working professionals and college students to spend time in nature and gain hands-on field experience. Volunteer times are on weekends and holidays and are flexible.

Sign up by email or by calling 415.868.9244 ext. 122.

Saturdays, March 9 – May 4, 2019

 

 



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Martin Griffin Preserve
 
Pine Flat History with Local Historian Joe Pelanconi & ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper **Cancelled**

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Pine Flat History with Local Historian Joe Pelanconi & ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper **Cancelled**

Mar 16 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Modini Preserve

***Due to storm damage, Pine Flat Road has been closed for repairs by the County of Sonoma. It is unknown when it will reopen. Regrettably, we must cancel the upcoming history walk. ***

Come and enjoy this casual walk through Pine Flat with ACR Biologist Michelle Cooper and 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 for this event.

Questions? Click here to contact Michelle Cooper, ACR Biologist/Preserve Manager, Modini Mayacamas Preserves

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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Modini Preserve
 
 
Guided Nature Walk

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Guided Nature Walk

Mar 16 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bouverie Preserve

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest and flower-carpeted oak woodland. Guided Nature Walks begin at 10:00am and end at 12:00pm and are no more than 2.5 miles long.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors (those under the age of 18) MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

$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.

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext. 110



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Bouverie Preserve