Pollinator Conservation Resources – California Region
The pollinator resources on this page support habitat projects in California.
Testing for Soil Type– The Jar Test
National Wildlife Federation-Includes nature activities, blog, and information about the
importance of getting kids outside in nature.
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.
|“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, firstname.lastname@example.org
| California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
California Native Plant Society
Channel Islands National Park
Environmental Defense Center
4-H National Council – National youth development organization affiliated with
land grant universities in every state.
Gaviota Coast Conservancy
Heal the Ocean
Jack Johnson All at Once
Los Padres Forest Watch
Montecito Trails Foundation
Montrose Settlement Fund Seabird Restoration
More Mesa Preservation Coalition
National Park Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Patagonia FY 2009 Environmental Initiatives Booklet
Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers of Santa Barbara
San Marcos Foothills
Santa Barbara Channel Keeper
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara High School Green Academy
Santa Barbara Trails Council
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
South Coast Wetlands Recovery Project
The Nature Conservancy
UC Natural Reserve System
USGS Western Ecological Research Center
Earthfort (from Soil Foodweb)
Natural Solutions by Tri C
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.
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.