California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Sonoma Ecology Center

Sonoma Ecology Center addresses challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and quality of life. The mission of Sonoma Ecology Center is to work with our community to enhance and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. Since 1990, we’ve worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley’s natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

Sonoma Valley is home to amazing variety of species living in a small space. As many as a quarter of California’s species exist in this compact area, a place that comprises only a tenth of 1% of California’s entire land area! Since the Valley is mostly privately owned over thousands of parcels, it needs all of us to be good stewards to sustain this amazing legacy for the future. Our valley is also a watershed–a basic unit around which life on earth is organized. It’s also economically and socially diverse. In short, it offers a lot of what other places offer in a small, human scale valley. It’s a place that may be just the right size to get important things done together. And as we learn more about how to take care of our special place, we may help others do the same in theirs.  

Please join the California Naturalist certification training, an expansion of Sonoma Ecology Center's education programming at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

2017 Course dates: March 14- May 16.  Tuesday evenings with the exception of 2 Monday evenings (April 10 & May 8)  from March 14-May 16, 6-8:30pm. Evening classes meet at the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. There will be 5 Saturday field trips held on March 25, April 8, April 15, April 22, and May 6) at various locations in the Sonoma Valley including Sugarloaf, Jack London and Annadel State Parks. All field trips are mandatory and run from 8:30am to 1:30 pm.

Cost: $425

Registration: Click here to register

Contact: Tony Passantino, 707-996-0712 ext. 124.



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