$250 – $550

CTS Terrestrial Ecology and Rare Pond Species Workshop Series

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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CTS Terrestrial Ecology Workshop
Friday, March 29, 2019
Lecture and Field Trips:
Each participant will attend the morning lecture and afternoon field trips on Friday, March 29, from 8:00am-5:30pm. A continental breakfast and a box lunch are provided. Lodging and dinner is not included.

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 will consist of field trips that 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
Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31, 2019
Lecture: Each participant will attend the lecture and turtle demonstration on Saturday, March 30, from 8:00am-1:30pm. Field Trips: Each participant will attend one of the two field trip sessions offered. The field trips are identical. Due to limited space on the vans and properties, the Saturday lecture group must be split into two field trip groups: Saturday, March 30, 1:30pm-10:30pm OR Sunday, March 31, 1:30pm-10:30pm. Optional Field Trip: ALL participants may attend an optional turtle field trip on Sunday, March 31, 10:00-11:30am. A continental breakfast and a box lunch are provided on Saturday only. Lodging and dinner is not included.

This one or two-day workshop 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 and reptile ecology and conservation, conduct herpetological research, and hold state and federal permits for three pond species.

Attend Both Workshops and Save!
CTS Terrestrial Ecology Workshop (March 29)
Early bird $225/$250 after Jan 11, 2019
Rare Pond Species Workshop (March 30-31)
Early bird $375/$400 after Jan 11, 2019
Combined Workshops (March 29, 30 & 31)
Early bird $500/$550 after Jan 11, 2019

*Student tickets available for full-time undergraduates:
CTS Terrestrial Ecology Workshop (March 29) $125
Rare Pond Species Workshop (March 30-31) $150
Combined Workshops (March 29, 30 & 31) $225
Email student ID with current semester sticker to workshops@lagunafoundation.org After your documentation has been approved, you will receive an access code to register for student tickets. Thanks!

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.


Co-Sponsors
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 Sonoma County Wetland of International Importance.

Questions?
Email workshops@lagunafoundation.org Tickets are available online only.

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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