California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch protects our natural and human communities through land preservation, nature education, and conservation science. Audubon Canyon Ranch acts as guardian of a system of nature preserves spanning 26 properties in Marin, Sonoma and Lake counties. These 5,000 acres provide significant habitat to wildlife and have been placed in our care by generous donors to steward and protect in perpetuity. ACR works to improve global environmental health by conserving and stewarding valuable natural resources, managing for ecological resiliency, providing scientific solutions to ecosystem management, and teaching generations of conservationists in ways that strengthen natural and human communities.
The 2018-2019 training is being hosted by ACR’s 1,000 acre Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach, Marin Co. CA.
The 2019-2020 training will start in Fall 2019 at the Bouverie Preserve in Kenwood, Sonoma Co. CA, dates TBA. 
Docents receive 120 hours of core training in natural history, ecology and nature interpretation for children. After graduating from the core training, docents receive a rich menu of lifelong learning opportunities, including lectures, field trips, crafting and special events. 
Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.
Contact: Jacqueline Levy,


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