Find nature and conservation events happening around the greater San Francisco Bay Area! 

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California Fire Science Seminar Series

Zoom Webinar

This free online seminar series will cover the breadth of wildland fire research relevant to California and introduce researchers to new topics and research groups across the state. Topics will include fire weather, wildfire risk, fire ecology, remote sensing, emissions, … Read more

Free

Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places

Zoom Webinar

Register here. Speaker: Jim Thorne As climate change intensifies, some landscapes will be able to hold their own with existing vegetation able to buffer the impacts. Identifying and mapping these areas of relative stability mark a path toward conserving them … Read more

Free

This is Now: Wildfire in Paradise (book talk)

Online Presentation CA

Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson shares her highly-anticipated, gripping firsthand account of a California megafire. This is an online event. In November of 2018, one California town woke to grey, furious skies, and the smoke of a rising fire that would … Read more

Free

Temporal trends in wildlife response to the 2017 Tubbs fire at Pepperwood

Online Event CA

Although many plants, animals, and ecosystem processes benefit from fire, we have a limited understanding of how wildfire impacts medium and large terrestrial mammals. Long-term studies are essential to understand how animals respond to fires and guide management that promotes … Read more

Free

Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshop – Free

Online Event CA

Experience the Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshop series and learn how you can take action to be part of the climate solution. Have fun calculating your carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce it. Make your household resilient to droughts, … Read more

Free

Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshop – Free

Online Event CA

Experience the 5-session Resilient Neighborhoods Climate Action Workshop series and learn how you can take action to be part of the solution to climate change. Have fun calculating your carbon footprint and taking steps to reduce it. Make your household … Read more

Free

Where is the Wild After Wildfire?

Free Webinar

Forests that have experienced fire are vibrant, dazzling, full of life, and rapidly regenerating. Wildflowers and thousands of tree seedlings are bursting from the earth; the air is full of birdsong. The flowers attract insects, which attract birds and smaller … Read more

Resilience Playbook Series: Building Homes Away from Fire

Webinar CA

How do we balance the need to accommodate growth and keep our communities safe from wildfires? Join this webinar to learn more! Across California, we’re seeing more wildfires burning every year with larger areas burned, and an increased frequency of … Read more

Free

Point Reyes Coast Trail and Santa Maria Beach

Point Reyes National Seashore Laguna Trailhead Fire Lane Trail, Point Reyes Station

Join Greenbelt Alliance on a nature hike in the Point Reyes National Seashore! Starting from the Laguna Trailhead, we'll follow the Coast Trail to a lunch stop at Santa Maria Beach. We then go inland on the Laguna Trail back … Read more

Free
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Marin Art and Garden Center Presents Conservation Series 2022

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

Special talks on fire safety, California’s beautiful coastline, and our many garden allies. April 5 – Steven Swain – Marin/Sonoma Environmental Horticulture Advisor free talk on “The Ecologically sound way to move your house (and neighborhood) off the fire freeway” … Read more

$15

Save Mount Diablo Bioblitz

Various Locations

Ever wondered what kind of native plants and wildlife pop up after a big fire? Want to explore your local parks in more depth and learn about the kinds of things that live there? Come join Save Mount Diablo for … Read more

Embers of Awakening: Film & Chat

Sonoma State University 1801 East Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA

We are in a climate crisis. “Embers of Awakening: From Firestorms to Climate Health” is a gripping exploration of how fire is changing the way we live. The film reveals personal stories of damage and recovery in Sonoma County and … Read more

Free
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Marin Art and Garden Center Presents Conservation Series 2022

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

Special talks on fire safety, California’s beautiful coastline, and our many garden allies. April 5 – Steven Swain – Marin/Sonoma Environmental Horticulture Advisor free talk on “The Ecologically sound way to move your house (and neighborhood) off the fire freeway” … Read more

$15

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Marin Art and Garden Center Presents Conservation Series 2022

Marin Art & Garden Center 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, California

Special talks on fire safety, California’s beautiful coastline, and our many garden allies. April 5 – Steven Swain – Marin/Sonoma Environmental Horticulture Advisor free talk on “The Ecologically sound way to move your house (and neighborhood) off the fire freeway” … Read more

$15

Opening Reception for “Protecting the Environment that Sustains Us” by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt Group

Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Road (corner of Occidental Rd), Santa Rosa

The members of the Pointless Sisters live within an incredibly beautiful and diverse region of forests, agricultural and urban lands in Sonoma and Lake counties. For this exhibit the group challenged themselves to portray the threats our population and environment … Read more

Free

Talk: The Science and Practice of Fire Management

Zoom Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Lee Klinger Zoom Reservation Required: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UiHkgC2OTL2-JTNB6v0_og There is mounting evidence that the increased mortality of oaks and other fire-adapted trees in California is linked to long-term fire suppression practices. Given that re-introduction of fire is not feasible in … Read more

Free

California State Parks Week

Various Locations

The public is invited to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual … Read more

Park admission, events are free

Fire Recovery Hike – CA State Parks Week

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

Join Dr. Dan Levitis on this approximately 2-mile fire recovery hike to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, (June 14-18) presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through … Read more

Free

Sugarloaf Fire: Devastation, Recovery, Renewal

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA

After the October 2017 Nun’s fire and the October 2020 Glass fire burned 99% of Sugarloaf, it took months of hard work to repair trails and facilities. Now, almost 2 years after the Glass fire signs of the fire are … Read more

$15

Sky Trail

Point Reyes National Seashore 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

This is a lovely area, even on a foggy day with mist hanging in the branches of the douglas-firs that dominate the canopy here. You'll pass through part of the Woodward burn area and observe its impact on the forest. … Read more

Free