Restoration & Conservation
Restoration on Hood Mountain
The pygmy forest may be diminutive, but our restoration at Hood Mountain Regional Park took a giant leap forward this winter when our team took hundreds of Sargent cypress seedlings and planted them out in the field. While the Sargent cypress trees that make up the pygmy forest are naturally adapted to fire, the Nuns Fire and the Glass Fire, combined with the bulldozing of fire control lines, left the slopes of Hood Mountain bare and exposed.
In the fall of 2021 we collected Sargent cypress cones and other native understory species and propagated them in our nursery to plant out in 2022. At the same time, we broadcast the seed that we had collected before the Glass Fire to begin regenerating the other native plants that make up the understory community
Read more about this exciting project in the March issue of our e-news.
Camp Tule Registration Now Open!
Camp Tule is a nature-based cay camp where children ages 6-12 are given space to nurture their creativity and spend time exploring and playing in nature. We are excited to invite campers back for another summer of outdoor adventures and fun!
Evolve Mourning: A Reading and Discussion
With Trebbe Johnson and Francis Weller
Tues., Apr. 4, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Laguna Stewards at Meadowlark
Sat., Apr. 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Around the Watershed
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Our Response To COVID-19
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