California Native Plant Society Fire Recovery Guide out now

California Native Plant Society Fire Recovery Guide out now

Wildfire is a natural part of California’s ecosystems, but the “new normal” of extreme wildfire patterns demands a better understanding of how fire affects the natural environment and what each of us can do to be better stewards of our land before and after fire.In an...
Seeing small species in the wild

Seeing small species in the wild

The Land Trust led an excited group out to our Wantrup Preserve recently for one of our special Members Only series outings – Reptiles and Amphibians. For those of us who couldn’t make it, Lands Program Assistant Erin Erickson came back from the field trip with photos...
Nature’s Resilience Part II

Nature’s Resilience Part II

Learn more about stunning wildflowers and other native plants making a comeback by clicking the graphic below. Back to Blog...
Gasser grant brings solar power to Archer Taylor Preserve

Gasser grant brings solar power to Archer Taylor Preserve

A generous grant awarded to the Land Trust from the Peter A. and Vernice H. Gasser Foundation recently funded a new solar system at Archer Taylor Preserve that will not only lead to electricity cost savings, but help continue funding preserve restoration projects with...
The Weekend Link List – Feb. 23

The Weekend Link List – Feb. 23

Olympic curling lends itself especially well to an internet reading list.   Rivers: America’s lifeblood (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) https://www.fws.gov/refuges/features/rivers.html   Found: A plant bonanza hidden in China’s caves (Atlas Obscura)...
The Weekend Link List – Feb. 9

The Weekend Link List – Feb. 9

Let us do the dirty work of finding cool stuff to read.   Dinosaur-era bird found trapped in Amber (National Geographic) https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/dinosaurs-birds-trapped-amber-fossils-paleontology-science/   California state parks begins...