Unused sensors were donated by the Geography Department to the Center to serve as the basis for a new weather station at the Osborn Preserve. Two Engineering Science students took on the challenge of constructing a long-term weather station as their capstone project. Project goals included transmitting data wirelessly to the base station, easy to read LabView interface, robust and reliable outdoor system, self-sufficient power, data storage for extended periods of time, compliance with EPA standards for climate measurements, and long system lifespan.
Maintaining natural processes on 4,200 acres of wildlands at our preserves requires a careful assessment of risks, opportunities and resources.
This oral history project gathers information about land use changes affecting the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve.
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.
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.