Naturalist Notebook Series

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy is proud to host the Naturalist Notebook Series, which offers a variety topics to enhance your knowledge of the Landmarks and California open spaces.

Join us for a presentation given by Richard W. Halsey, Director of the California Chaparral Institute, regarding California’s most extensive ecosystem, chaparral, a special plant community found throughout California and on the Landmarks. This landscape is characterized by drought-hardy, woody shrubs, shaped by a Mediterranean-type climate, and threatened by too many fires. 

Mr. Halsey has given more than 500 presentations and authored numerous publications over the past 15 years concerning chaparral ecology and the importance of reestablishing our connection with Nature. Richard also works with the San Diego Museum of Natural History and continues to teach natural history throughout the state. He founded and has been leading the Chaparral Naturalist Certification Program over the past five years. The second edition of his book, Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California, was awarded the 2008 Best Nonfiction-Local Interest Book by the San Diego Book Awards Association.

Learn more about Chaparral from the Institute.

Registration is required. We welcome volunteers, their guests, and the public.

All Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteers please register for this event as a trainee to earn continuing education volunteer hours.  Space is limited.

Our Naturalist Notebook format is as follows:
• 6:00-6:30 PM-Hearty Appetizers and Refreshments will be served.
◦ Meet and Greet, Volunteers Share Trail Stories
• 6:30-7:30-Presentation
• 7:30-8 PM-Q&A and Socialize.

Irvine Ranch Conservancy.

Event Location

Irvine Ranch Conservancy
4727 Portola Pkwy
Irvine, CA92620

Event Fees