California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Tejon Ranch Conservancy

At 240,000 acres, Tejon Ranch Conservancy stewards the largest contiguous private property in California. Straddling the Tehachapi Mountains, it lies at the convergence of four of California’s ten major ecological regions. Tejon Ranch provides the only corridor for wildlife movements between vast tracts of protected lands. 

Aspiring naturalists can enroll in the 40-hour immersion course at Tejon Ranch Conservancy that combines classroom and field experiences focused on ecology, communication, and community service. The course will provide hands-on instruction and exposure to real world environmental projects designed to inspire adults to become active citizen scientists and enhance their personal connection with the natural world. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.

2018 Course Highlights:

  • Hosted at Tejon Rancy Conservancy at Hungry Valley State Park
  • Explore Tejon Ranch Conservancy's 240,000 acres, containing about 14% of the California's endemic species
  • Science curriculum, journaling, guest lecturers, field study, off site trips and local cultural knowledge
  • 40-hour residential immersion (community living / room and board in dorm setting, shared kitchen)
  • Visit subalpine forests, high desert Joshua and Pinon stands, ancient oak woodlands, deep riparian corridors and game-rich grasslands behind the gates of California's largest private property

Schedule: June 10-17, 2018
Fee: $995 All-in, RSVP by May 1, 2018
Contact: Chris Fabbro at or 661-699-2085
Flyer: TBA

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