Trainings are available in all aspects of restoration and monitoring program development and implementation, with the goal of increasing regional stewardship capacity. While the state of California has expressed the need for increased capacity, it is no longer able to offer the training that is needed for the development of successful monitoring programs.
Sierra Streams Institute trainings are customized according to the needs of the organization, and adhere to state protocols so that the resulting data can be shared statewide. Trainings are offered in the following areas: organizational capacity building; volunteer recruitment, training and retention; protocol development and adoption including chemical, physical and biological parameters; data analysis; regulatory compliance; research; and grant writing/fund development.
Sierra Streams Institute is delighted to be one of the training sites for the UC California Naturalist Program. Students in the program will become part of a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists, equipped with the skills needed to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, restoration, and education. The ten-week course combines science instruction with guest speakers, field trips, and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the northern Sierra foothills.
The 2017 spring program is full! If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please sign up on the California Naturalist Program Interest Form.
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