Soil preparation for seeding serpentine grassland with a rare annual forb - Presidio Clarkia (Clarkia franciscana).

Soil preparation for seeding serpentine grassland with a rare annual forb – Presidio Clarkia (Clarkia franciscana).

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 a brief list of courses and enrichment they’ve completed in working toward the Master Restoration Certificate:

  • Geographical Information Systems – GIS
  • Soil Morphology
  • Plant and Wildlife Relationships
  • Plant Science
  • Passive Restoration Workshop: Using Available Materials on-Site for Restoration
  • Conservation of Rare Plants
  • Horticulture Restoration
  • Land Management for Native Plant Conservation
  • Rare Natural Communities
  • Classification, Mapping and Monitoring
  • Seed Collection workshop at Pier 94, co-lead with MRC Fellow Frannie Lewis.

    Seed Collection workshop at Pier 94, co-lead with MRC Fellow Frannie Lewis.

  • Introduction to Plant Morphology
  • Civic Ecology: Reclaiming Broken Places
  • Point Reyes Red Barn Lecture Series: “The Study of Indigenous Landscape Management Practices in Central California: An Eco-Archaeological Approach.”
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Traineeship
Science Advisor Dr. Weiss and MRC Fellow LaKisha Mellor at Coyote Ridge.

Science Advisor Dr. Weiss and MRC Fellow LaKisha Mellor at Coyote Ridge.

 

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