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UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station

Sagehen Creek Field Station & the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Berkeley Natural History Museums & the U.C. Natural Reserve System. The Field Station was established in 1951 with the signing of a long-term special use permit with the USDA Forest Service. Today, this relationship includes the Tahoe National Forest which manages the land, & the Pacific Southwest Research Station, which created the Sagehen Experimental Forest in 2005.

California Naturalist training will introduce you to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage you in the stewardship of California’s natural communities. The courses will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to immerse you in the natural world of the Central Sierra.  

Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a capstone project. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee. 

Due to concerns over Covid 19, this California Naturalist certification course has been postponed until further notice. We'll update all California Naturalist courses when new dates are determined. Postponed courses may already be partially-mostly full due to prior enrollment. Please contact the course coordinator at Lynn Hori: lynnhori@gmail.com, to be added to an interest list.

2021 Course Dates: TBA

Cost: $1200. Includes station overnight accommodations, all meals, course instruction, transportation to field trip locations, and certification.

Registration: Please visit the Sagehen website for more information.

Contact: Lynn Hori, lynnhori@gmail.com