Restoration & Conservation
Sonoma County Regional Parks and the Laguna Foundation are working together to restore the unique pygmy forest found in the serpentine soils at Hood Mountain Regional Park.
The minerals in serpentine soils create a particularly challenging growing environment for plants; many species cannot grow at all in this soil and those that are able to adapt must tolerate extreme conditions such as low amounts of calcium and high amounts of magnesium. These conditions often result in stunted growth such as seen in the forest's Sargent's cypress. One advantage to this soil type is that while a diverse mix of native species have evolved to tolerate the conditions, non-native species have not been able to invade it.
Welcome Camp Tule Explorers
Walks, Talks, and Classes
Watershed Perspectives: The Unseen Biodiversity of Alpha Farm
Guided Walk with Denise Cadman
Sat., Sept. 11, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Laguna Wetland Geology Through Time
Zoom Presentation with Nicole Myers
Wed., Sept. 15, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Workshops for Biologists
Amphibians of the SF Bay Area
Join Our Team
Apply Today!Are you looking for a career in the environmental field? Do you enjoy working with fun people towards a common goal? We are hiring a Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant, and we can't wait to meet you!
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Our Response To COVID-19
The Laguna Environmental Center will remain closed to the public until further notice. We hope to welcome you back soon.
While our staff continues to work from home, we can best be reached by email.