Upcoming Classes & Workshops Please note all classes are compliant with CDC and CA state Covid guidelines. Schedule and dates may change. Yay for being flexible!
An outcome of this oh so interesting time is that I have begun working with individuals across the country and California to further their tracking skills. Each session is customized to the skill level, passions and intentions of the individual, allowing us both to expand and grow in our tracking practices. If you are curious and would like more details, please contact me here.
Tending to the Salmon of the Gualala River with Coby Liebman and Meghan Walla-Murphy Join us as we learn about the ecology, watershed, and life cycles of salmon and steelhead on our coastlines. We will steward, tend, and nourish ourselves with this totemic cultural icon. March 26-28th, 2021 Open to the public- For Registration and more information please email Coby Liebman at email@example.com
Black Bear DNA Project Training for Volunteers- North Bay Bear Collaborative We have not yet settled on a date as it is dependent on our spring rains, but if you are interested please contact Meghan Walla-Murphy for more information. Training will ideally begin in April Scat and Hair Collection will begin in late spring and continue until the first rains of fall. Open to the public
Seeing Bear, Fish, and Water from Beaver's Perspective- A Three Day Tracking Workshop Let's learn about the amazing behavior of Beaver in their Sierra, South Lake Tahoe, and Alpine County habitats. By becoming more familiar with beaver, we will track and learn about their relationships with water, bear, and fish. ALL life needs water, so imagine what surprises we will encounter in high mountain country meadows, forests and riparian areas. Be aware there may be walking up to 6 miles and in elevations up to 7-8,000 feet.
Dates: Oct 29-Nov 1st, 2020 Cost: $250 Open to the public- For more details and questions please contact Meghan Walla-Murphy or email Lydia Schindler at firstname.lastname@example.org (Lydia is responsible for all registration fess and lodging.)
Fire, Pathways and the Buckeye Crew Due to November Paradise/Camp Fire, Buckeye will look a bit differently this year, but we are hoping to tend the land and reciprocate back to the waters, soils, critters, fungus, and plants that have taught us so much. Please stay tuned for how this year's gathering will manifest... May 8 - 14th, 2019
Santa Rosa Junior College and LandPaths TrekSonoma September 21-23rd, 2018 Not open to the public
Trailing Cuyama Valley with Matt Nelson and Meghan Walla-Murphy September 27th-30th 2018 Open to the public
Tracking evaluator and hunter Matt Nelson and I will be offering a last-minute pop-uptrailing class in the high desert of Cuyama, CA at Quail Springs Permaculture Retreat Center. From Thursday, September 27th thru Sunday September 30th, we will learn the art of trailing an animal as it moves through its daily routines. Deer, cougar, black bear, coyote, and all the little creatures of the desert provide ample learning opportunities as we explore the Dick Smith Wilderness, Chumash Wilderness and the Los Padres National Forest. Quail Springs offers a rustic, private, and secluded canyon for us to camp in, while providing nutritious, local and organic breakfasts and dinners. Participants will provide their own lunches and camping gear. We are looking for a minimum of 5 and a max of 8 people to join us for this adventure!
Cost: $512.00 per person For registration contact Meghan
Wild in the Wilderness Teacher Training Point Reyes National Seashore Association April 7th/8th, 2016 Not open to the public
UC California Naturalist Certification Program Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods March 29th-May 24th Open to the public Wildlife Conservation (NRM 84) Santa Rosa Junior College March 28th-June 1st, 2016 Open to the public - Registration closed
TrekSonoma - Inspired Forward Trek from Bohemia Ecological Preserve to the Sea March 21st-24th, 2016 Not open to the public
Landpaths' TrekSonoma Staff Training Bohemia Ecological Preserve; Occidental, CA March 7th-8th, 2016 Not open to the public
Introduction to Environmental Conservation Santa Rosa Junior College | Shone Farm Campus, Forestville, CA July 6th - July 23rd, 2015 (M,T,W Th, 9am-1pm) August 20th - December 17th, 2015 (Th, 2-5pm) Open to the public
Aspen/Forest Ecology Data Collection with the PhD Candidate Trent Seager High Lonesome Ranch, CO June 10th - 25th Not open to the public