California Naturalist Program
Our colleagues at The Hopland Research and Extension Center and UC Agriculture & Natural Resources are hosting a one-day workshop on "Living with Wildlife: New and Emerging Research" August 31. Not to be missed if you are a rancher, agency, non-profit, researcher or anyone else with an interest in tackling the challenges associated with ranching in a landscape rich in wildlife. More here: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24901
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.
Hot off the press: “Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs” in the Conservation Biology journal volume 30, issue 6 examines data from California and Virginia naturalist programs to understand participant motivations, barriers, and perspectives as well as the actions they take to advance science, stewardship, and community engagement.