A formal small group course and discussion on Restoration Ecology for professionals, volunteers and interested public

Serpentine grassland vegetation restored from an early succession state of pine woodland.


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 review local, on-the-ground projects in grassland, woodland and wetland ecosystems. Topics include project goals, use of reference sites, historical ecology, site assessment methods, climate change, regulations, assisted migration, species reintroductions, monitoring, and restoration philosophy.

This course is meets credits requirements for our Master Restoration Certificate training. Lead Instructor: Lech Naumovich. We will have special guest also! 

Full course description here.

Thursday 7-9pm:  Mar. 5, 12, 19. Optional Field tour: TBA. At: OakStop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland (1 block from  BART)

RECOMMENDED FEES: $100 for professional volunteer stewards, $150 for professionals and others. Payment required to secure seat. Limited seats remain. Fees pay for location, materials, snacks. Course limit: 14.

EXPECTATIONS: We hope to provide a learning environment where active learning occurs, not simply Powerpoint slides. Our past courses have allowed for open discussion while meeting the meeting the scheduled tasks. A basic understanding of biology allows the participant to gain more from the course and discussion. We will provide a small companion reader to supplement.



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