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Claremont Club & Spa Awards Golden Hour and Garber Park Stewards $9,225for Park Restoration and Stewardship

We are thankful for the support of the Claremont Club and Spa [A Fairmont Hotel CARE Grant] which has awarded $9,225 to be spent for restoration and stewardship in Oakland’s Garber Park. The money will be utilized by Garber Park Stewards and Golden Hour Restoration Institute for a number of projects in concert with the… Read more »

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In-Situ Fern Propogation and Restoration Workshop Oakland – Jan 16 – Only A Few Spots Remain

We are excited to be kicking off the 2016 Garber Workshop series with a January fern propagation and ID course. This half day workshop will take you into the world of the fern and help you understand propagation and restoration techniques. RSVP required – only a few spots remain. Please read more below.    … Read more »

Point Molate sunset 12-14-2015

Thank you for a fabulous 2015!

As we close out the calendar year, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this a special year at Golden Hour Restoration Institute. The Fellows, the volunteers, the staff who have supported us at their various agencies, our board, and our donors who all are important parts of… Read more »

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Master Restoration Certificate Fellows in Action

We are very happy to have a fantastic group of first year Master Restoration Certificate (MRC) Fellows pursuing interests in conservation and restoration ecology. Interests for final projects vary from vulture behavior, to burrowing owls, to rare manzanitas, to highly invasive Cape Ivy management. As we continue to work towards graduating our first group, here’s… Read more »

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Mission Blue Crew looking for a few good stewards

We are very excited to announce that Golden Hour Restoration Institute is in its 3rd year of partnering with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service on an exciting project that will help restore federally threatened Mission Blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) habitat.  We have created a management program… Read more »

Kirra of SFRPD Natural Areas Program working with volunteers on larval surveys of MBB's on lupine.

Mission Blue Restoration Work Celebrated in Bay Nature

Here’s a link to a great article by Eric Simons of Bay Nature on the reintroduction work around the Mission Blue butterfly. Golden Hour has regular volunteer days with highly trained amateur lepidopterists and nature lovers who steward critical habitat for the blues. 

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Grass ID course — Grasses of the Oakland Hills for EBRPD

We’re very happy to be teaching a course on grasses of the Oakland Hills for East Bay Regional Park District. This course is catered for the professional and amateur who may have limited botanical knowledge allowing the student to then feel like they can competently ID at least a dozen grasses and be tuned into… Read more »

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Restoration… of the website

So we learned that invasive and (ob)noxious species also exist on the web, thus hacking our site. So we’re taking this as a sign that we need to update a few things, reorganize, reseed, and take note of resources we want to preserve and steward. So please be patient, there’s more to come. Thanks. -Lech

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Bay Area Restoration Course, March 5-12-19

BAY AREA RESTORATION COURSE A formal small group course and discussion on Restoration Ecology for professionals, volunteers and interested public   Bay Area Restoration (BAR) offers an academically-infused professional course on restoration principles, project design, and monitoring. The 3 day classroom-based course will interactively present the field of restoration, teach basic principles and ideas, and… Read more »

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Fern ID and Regeneration Workshop at Garber Park, Oakland – Saturday Feb. 21

We are excited to offer this unique workshop that combines ecological restoration with plant ID. Location: Garber Park, Oakland – 9:30am start on 2/21/15. Generously sponsored and hosted by the Claremont Canyon Conservancy and Garber Park Stewards.

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  • Frond shapes - How_to_Know_the_Ferns_7th_ed._p._29 1899 LABELED

    Claremont Club & Spa Awards Golden Hour and Garber Park Stewards $9,225for Park Restoration and Stewardship

    We are thankful for the support of the Claremont Club and Spa [A Fairmont Hotel CARE Grant] which has awarded $9,225 to be spent for restoration and stewardship in Oakland’s Garber Park. The money will be utilized by Garber Park Stewards and Golden Hour Restoration Institute for a number of projects in concert with the… Read more »

  • polypodium with indusium small

    In-Situ Fern Propogation and Restoration Workshop Oakland – Jan 16 – Only A Few Spots Remain

    We are excited to be kicking off the 2016 Garber Workshop series with a January fern propagation and ID course. This half day workshop will take you into the world of the fern and help you understand propagation and restoration techniques. RSVP required – only a few spots remain. Please read more below.    … Read more »

  • Point Molate sunset 12-14-2015

    Thank you for a fabulous 2015!

    As we close out the calendar year, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this a special year at Golden Hour Restoration Institute. The Fellows, the volunteers, the staff who have supported us at their various agencies, our board, and our donors who all are important parts of… Read more »

  • IMG_0333

    Master Restoration Certificate Fellows in Action

    We are very happy to have a fantastic group of first year Master Restoration Certificate (MRC) Fellows pursuing interests in conservation and restoration ecology. Interests for final projects vary from vulture behavior, to burrowing owls, to rare manzanitas, to highly invasive Cape Ivy management. As we continue to work towards graduating our first group, here’s… Read more »

  • IMG_4907 (2)

    Mission Blue Crew looking for a few good stewards

    We are very excited to announce that Golden Hour Restoration Institute is in its 3rd year of partnering with the San Francisco Rec and Parks Department and US Fish and Wildlife Service on an exciting project that will help restore federally threatened Mission Blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) habitat.  We have created a management program… Read more »

  • Kirra of SFRPD Natural Areas Program working with volunteers on larval surveys of MBB's on lupine.

    Mission Blue Restoration Work Celebrated in Bay Nature

    Here’s a link to a great article by Eric Simons of Bay Nature on the reintroduction work around the Mission Blue butterfly. Golden Hour has regular volunteer days with highly trained amateur lepidopterists and nature lovers who steward critical habitat for the blues. 

  • _MG_3957

    Grass ID course — Grasses of the Oakland Hills for EBRPD

    We’re very happy to be teaching a course on grasses of the Oakland Hills for East Bay Regional Park District. This course is catered for the professional and amateur who may have limited botanical knowledge allowing the student to then feel like they can competently ID at least a dozen grasses and be tuned into… Read more »

  • COAST LIVE OAK - oakland

    Restoration… of the website

    So we learned that invasive and (ob)noxious species also exist on the web, thus hacking our site. So we’re taking this as a sign that we need to update a few things, reorganize, reseed, and take note of resources we want to preserve and steward. So please be patient, there’s more to come. Thanks. -Lech

  • IMG_0524

    Bay Area Restoration Course, March 5-12-19

    BAY AREA RESTORATION COURSE A formal small group course and discussion on Restoration Ecology for professionals, volunteers and interested public   Bay Area Restoration (BAR) offers an academically-infused professional course on restoration principles, project design, and monitoring. The 3 day classroom-based course will interactively present the field of restoration, teach basic principles and ideas, and… Read more »

  • athyrium filix-femina sori

    Fern ID and Regeneration Workshop at Garber Park, Oakland – Saturday Feb. 21

    We are excited to offer this unique workshop that combines ecological restoration with plant ID. Location: Garber Park, Oakland – 9:30am start on 2/21/15. Generously sponsored and hosted by the Claremont Canyon Conservancy and Garber Park Stewards.