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Cyanotypes are one of the earliest forms of photography, distinct for their Prussian blue monochrome color. At the California Naturalist Regional Rendezvous, Jessica Layton Photography conducted a workshop on how to apply light-sensitive emulsion onto paper and make contact prints of items found at Pepperwood Preserve. Participants created their own pieces and collectively designed a tablecloth using a cyanotype textile. The process is easy to learn, ideal for experimentation, and can be done using daylight. More at http://ucanr.edu/?blogpost=25453&blogasset=52096

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Last chance to register for Salmon and Steelhead in the Sierra, a CalNat advanced training at Sierra Streams Institute. Oct. 25 - Nov. 28; three Weds. eve lectures and two Sat. in-depth field studies. The course will take you on a fascinating journey from the spawning tributaries of Nevada County to the efforts to conserve local runs on the Yuba River and regional scale efforts to protect these species from extinction. Learn from the experts on a river rafting salmon tour down the lower Yuba River to experience all of the spawning action firsthand, tour an active salmon and steelhead spawning restoration site, and enjoy fascinating presentations from researchers working locally on efforts to conserve our last remaining anadramous fish and visionaries attempting to protect these species on a global scale. Link below for syllabus, registration and other details. Sierra Streams Institute is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group in Nevada City. https://cnssi.wordpress.com/advanced-courses/

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Have you been working to address the threat of climate change? Tell us your story! UC California Naturalist is working with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to help populate the new Climate Adaptation Clearinghouse by capturing authentic experiences of all Californians as they deal with a changing climate. Please share your story by Friday, October 27.  View full details here.


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Check out our new Partner Story Map: find a class or an organization near you! 

 

 


UC Green Blog: Enjoy Nature but don't love it to death. A peer-reviewed summary of recreation impacts on wildlife by contributing author and CalNat Director Adina Merenlender. 


New California Agriculture article on CalNat Director Adina Merenlender: Building a new mode of extension for biodiversity conservation

 

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