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Cosumnes River Preserve

Course Description

The California Naturalist Program at the Cosumnes River Preserve is a series of lectures provided in partnership between the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Cosumnes River Preserve. The mission of this program is to foster a connection between California’s natural resources and education with a specific focus on the Cosumnes River Watershed, wetland habitat, riparian habitat and the vernal pool grasslands. Graduates of this program will be ready to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education, and restoration.

Upon completion, graduates will receive an official California Naturalist Certification and are eligible for 4 credit units from UC Davis Extension. The Cosumnes River Preserve is happy to inform you that we will be hosting this electrifying course, led by lead naturalists Amber Veselka and Madeline Hill.

Dates: April 3 - June 12, 2024, Wednesdays from 5:30 -8:30 PM

Field Trip Dates: Saturday 4/20 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Saturday 5/18 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Fees: $400

Delivery Mode: In-person

Contact: Info@cosumnes.org 

Course Website & Registration

Organization Description: The Cosumnes River Preserve consists of over  50,000 acres of wildlife habitat and agricultural lands owned by seven land-owning Partners. The Partners include The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Sacramento County Regional Parks, Department of Water Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and the California State Lands Commission. The Preserve is centered along the Cosumnes River, its floodplains and riparian habitat. This habitat is buffered by a variety of agricultural operations. The Preserve provides numerous social, economic, and recreational benefits to local communities and to people residing in the larger Sacramento and San Joaquin areas. The habitat supports wildlife, including birds that migrate throughout the Pacific Flyway.

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