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Pollinator Conservation Resources – California Region

The pollinator resources on this page support habitat projects in California.

http://www.xerces.org/pollinators-california-region/

Soil Solarization: A Nonpesticidal Method for Controlling Diseases, Nematodes, and Weeds

Butterfly Gardens

http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabala/Gardens.htm

http://www.fourdir.com/garden_butterfly.htm

Hummingbird Gardens

http://www.fourdir.com/garden_hummingbird.htm

Testing for Soil Type– The Jar Test

http://www.landscape-and-garden.com/garden-soil/soil-testing.asp

National Wildlife Federation-Includes nature activities, blog, and information about the
importance of getting kids outside in nature.

http://www.greenhour.org/

Children and Nature Network – This is the one-stop shop for anyone interested in learning
about the movement to reconnect children with nature. See
the most current research on why children need unstructured
time in nature, as well as a list with links to initiatives
across the country. Tips, inspiration, and resources for
joining with other teachers to take students outside to learn.

http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Environmental Education

“Helping Our Environment” Educational Programs
Provided by: City of Ventura Environmental Services Office
Type: Resource Person/Consultant, Speaker, Outreach/In-Class Program
Description: The City of Ventura Environmental Services Office is offering free in classroom presentations on recycling, waste reduction, preserving natural resources, environmental shopping, composting, stormwate… more »
Grades/Audience Served: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, College Students, General Public, Teachers, Nonformal Educators
Contact: Christine Wied, 805-652-4584, cwied@ci.ventura.ca.us
Adopt-A-Beach
Provided by: California Coastal Commission
Type: Activity/Learning Kit, Field Trip, Curriculum
Description: Adopt-A-Beach is a year-round, statewide beach cleanup program. Any group, public or private, can volunteer to clean any of our adoptable beaches. When a group adopts a beach, they commit to cleaning … more »
Grades/Audience Served: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact: Eben Schwartz, (800) Coast4U, coast4u@coastal.ca.gov
 California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
http://www.creec.org/

Audubon Society – Education and conservation organization with many
programs, and a special focus on urban nature places.
http://www.audubon.org/

California Native Plant Society
http://www.cnps.org/

Channel Islands National Park
http://www.nps.gov/chis/

Coastal Fund
http://coastalfund.as.ucsb.edu/

Environmental Defense Center
http://www.edcnet.org/

4-H National Council – National youth development organization affiliated with
land grant universities in every state.

http://4-h.org/4hstory.html

Gaviota Coast Conservancy
http://www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/

Growing Solutions
http://www.growingsolutions.org

Heal the Ocean
http://www.healtheocean.org/hto_index.html

Jack Johnson All at Once
http://allatonce.org/

Los Padres Forest Watch
http://www.lpfw.org/index.htm

Montecito Trails Foundation
http://www.sbparks.org/DOCS/montecitotrails.html

Montrose Settlement Fund Seabird Restoration
http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/southwest/montrose/scorpion.html
http://www.darrp.noaa.gov/southwest/montrose/santa_barbara.html

http://birdmam.mlml.calstate.edu/jalbum/

More Mesa Preservation Coalition
http://www.moremesa.org/

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov

Natural Resources Conservation Service
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

Orealla Ranch
http://www.orellaranch.com/

Oxnard City Corp
http://oxnardrec.org/Department.aspx?DepartmentID=17&DivisionID=2&ResourceID=404

Patagonia FY 2009 Environmental Initiatives Booklet
www.patagonia.com/grants

Quail Springs
http://www.quailsprings.org/

Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara
http://www.spcsb.org/

San Marcos Foothills
http://www.sanmarcosfoothills.org/

Santa Barbara Channel Keeper
http://www.sbck.org/

Santa Barbara City College
http://sbcc.edu/

Santa Barbara High School Green Academy
http://www.thegreenacademy.com/

Santa Barbara Trails Council
http://www.sbtrails.org/

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
http://www.santaynezchumash.org

South Coast Wetlands Recovery Project
http://scwrp.org/
http://www.scwrp.org/taskforce_santabarbara.htm

Surfrider Foundation
http://www.surfrider.org/

The Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/

UC Natural Reserve System
http://nrs.ucop.edu/

USGS Western Ecological Research Center
http://www.werc.usgs.gov/

Wishtoyo Foundation
http://www.wishtoyo.org/

Soil Ammendsments

Earthfort (from Soil Foodweb)
http://www.earthfort.com/

Natural Solutions by Tri C
http://www.naturalsoilutions.com/index.htm

This product contains the same eight Endo types, plus an additional seven top types of Ecto fungi spores – Lacarria laccata, Pisolithus tinctorius, Rhizopogon amylpogon, R. fulvigleba, R. rubescens, R. villosuli, and Scleroderma spp. The guaranteed Endo spore count is a minimum 50 spores/cc, and the Ecto spore count is a minimum 50,000 spores/cc. – more than 30,000,000 per lb.

Landscapers can use this one product on any type of plant – Endo or Ecto dependent – which means that workers need not worry about using the correct inoculant. This is an excellent choice of inoculant to use when watering-in mixed freeway plantings (available in bulk for major projects) or for native plant restoration projects.

http://www.bio-organics.com/

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Botanic Garden produced an on-line video, “Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In,” that highlights green techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs and rain barrels to help manage stormwater runoff.

The film showcases green techniques that are being used in urban areas to reduce the effects of stormwater runoff on the quality of downstream receiving waters. The goal is to mimic the natural way water moves through an area before development by using design techniques that infiltrate, evaporate, and reuse runoff close to its source.

To view this video go to their website at:  www.epa.gov/owow_keep/NPS/lid/video.html

Also look for Slow the Flow from CA Water Boards www.waterboards.ca.gov/stormfilm

and Working for Water UC Davis Extension Water Board Training Academy Presents

Working For Water: The California Water Boards have broad responsibilities to protect surface and ground water quality and balance competing demands on our water resources. The complexity of the Water Boards programs are reflected in the number of mandated programs and the regional variation that exists throughout the State. This film tells the stories of a few Water Board employees, what their jobs entail, and why they have chosen to work for the Water Boards.


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