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Registration Open! 43rd Natural Areas Conference: Climate Change Adaptaton and Natural Areas Management

Register now to join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference October 18-21, 2016. Our theme is Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action. This event will feature strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change on the ground.  View a detailed schedule of events here.


Economic Analysis of the 2016 California Drought for Agriculture Report

The Economic Analysis of the 2016 California Drought for Agriculture report estimates the impacts of the drought on agriculture.

WaterTalk Roundup

ARB Research Seminar

Source Speciation of Central VAlley GHG EMissions Using IN-Situ Measurement of VOCs

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:30 pm, PDT (WEBCAST)

Where: Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Calling all naturalists: we're headed to the mountains!

The 2016 California Naturalist Conference is fast approaching with the conference theme to observe nature, foster partnerships, and plan for change.

The conference will run from Sepetember 9-11, 2016 at the Pali Mountain Retreat & Conference Center in Running Springs, in the beautiful San Bernadino Mountains.

Congratulations Ryan Peek! Awarded Best Oral Presentation from the Society for Freshwater Science

Watershed researcher Ryan Peek has recently won the award for the 2016 Best Oral Presentation in Basic Research from the Society for Freshwater Science.

His talk titled, "Linking water source signatures with native anphibian breeding timing in a northern Sierra Nevada watershed," received very high scores from the judges.

Congratulations again to Ryan Peek for receiving this distinguished honor!

For Science! - High School Teachers Raft the South Fork American

This week 12 California High school Science teachers will embark on a 2 day rafting externship on the South Fork of the American River. They will work with UC Davis Scientists to study the biology, ecology, hydrology, and geology of the river while using a variety of tools and techniques to collect and analyze field data.

While rafting the river, participants will explore the connections between water resource management and river ecology and how they impact our lives in California.

WaterTalk Roundup

2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference

When: Aug 8, 2016 10AM - Aug 11, 2016 3PM

Where: Scripps Institution of Oceanography - La Jolla, CA

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