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Early Bird Discount Ends
Jan 11, 2020


CTS Terrestrial Ecology
Friday, April 3

Early bird: $225
Student: $125
General: $250

CTS Workshop Schedule:
Lecture and Fieldtrips:
8:00am - 5:30pm

Rare Pond Species Workshop Sat. & Sun., April 4-5
Early bird: $425
Student: $225
General: $450

RPS Workshop Schedule:
Lecture: Sat, 8am - 12:00pm

RPS Fieldtrip Session Options,
1:30 - 10:30pm:

Saturday, April 4 (Full)
Sunday, April 5 (Full)

Due to limited space on the vans and properties, the lecture group will be split into two field trip sessions. The field trips are identical.

All participants may attend an optional turtle field trip on Sunday, April 5, 10:00am - 11:30am.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received more than 30 days in advance of the event date will receive a refund minus a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be granted within 30 days of the workshop regardless of personal or professional emergency.


Due to COVID-19 Precautions,
these events have been cancelled.

CTS Terrestrial Ecology Workshop
April 3, 2020

Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop
April 4-5, 2020

Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa, CA


CTS Terrestrial Ecology Workshop
Friday, April 3, 2020

This one-day workshop is designed to provide practical training to professional biologists, resources managers, and students on the terrestrial ecology, land use management, and regulations of the California tiger salamander (CTS). The lecture session will include a review of the biology, upland habitat use, and migration patterns of CTS, the theory and design of roadway tunnels to facilitate safe passage of migrating salamanders; design of pitfall trap arrays; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife approved survey protocols; and implementing and monitoring land use management practices. The afternoon field trips will provide training and hands-on experience. A pitfall trap and fence array will be constructed by attendees. Three CTS tunnel systems along roadways will be visited and discussed.

Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop - SOLD OUT!
Saturday & Sunday, April 4-5, 2020

This one- or two-day workshop (depending on your chosen field–trip session) is designed to provide practical training on aquatic survey techniques for the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and western pond turtle. The range of these three rare and protected species overlap and they often occur in similar pond habitats. The lecture session will include a review of the biology and ecology of these species, identification of life stages, state and federal regulations, and approved survey protocols. The field trip sessions will provide field training in aquatic survey techniques, including dip net sampling for CTS larvae, evening spotlighting for frogs, and turtle visual encounter surveys and trapping.

About the Instructors

Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez are experts on amphibian ecology and conservation, and conduct herpetological research throughout California.


The Wildlife Project specializes in environmental compliance and technical field surveys. Specifically, assisting clients with mitigation development and monitoring, special-status species surveys and habitat evaluations, biological assessments, survey and monitoring technique development, and biological consultation.

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation works to restore and conserve the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and to inspire public appreciation for this Wetland of International Importance.

(707) 527-9277, xt. 100