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Spotted Owl

Galbreath Special Status Species Assessment

2010 to 2011
Faculty: Nathan Rank, Derek Girman, Rich Whitkus, Matt Clark
Partners: Center for Environmental Inquiry

Special status species are species listed with some level of protection by non-governmental organizations or state or federal agencies. A team of students and Preserve staff mapped potential habitat for 110 special status plants and animals on the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve. 

Fred Galbreath

Land use changes at the Galbreath Preserve

2011 to present
Faculty: Steve Estes
Partners: Center for Environmental Inquiry

This oral history project gathers information about land use changes affecting the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve.

Cows Grazing

Weed Management Planning at the Osborn Preserve

Faculty: Caroline Christian
Partners: Center for Environmental Inquiry

Maintaining natural processes on 4,200 acres of wildlands at our preserves requires a careful assessment of risks, opportunities and resources.

Main Road

Sediment prevention in salmon-bearing streams

2011 to 2014
Partners: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District

Road related sediments are a non-point source pollutant detrimental to Coho salmon and steelhead trout. With $700,000 in funding from the EPA, the Center collaborated with the Mendocino Resource Conservation District to undertake road work and riparian restoration to reduce sedimentation in the Rancheria Creek Watershed.