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  • Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association
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    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, January 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Planning or dreaming of a backpacking trip into the Santa Barbara Backcountry this year, but don't know which trails are overgrown, open, or to be avoided? How have the fires over the past 10 years, including the recent Thomas Fire, affected trail conditions in the backcountry, and what is being done to restore them?

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    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Backcountry Trails Update with Bryan Conant from Los Padres Forest Association

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, January 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Planning or dreaming of a backpacking trip into the Santa Barbara Backcountry this year, but don't know which trails are overgrown, open, or to be avoided? How have the fires over the past 10 years, including the recent Thomas Fire, affected trail conditions in the backcountry, and what is being done to restore them?

  • The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks
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    The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks

    When You Thought It Was Safe to Go in the Water: The Truth about White Sharks and Shark Attacks

    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, December 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Chumash Maritime Traditions, Past, Present and Future
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    Chumash Maritime Traditions, Past, Present and Future

    Chumash Maritime Traditions, Past, Present and Future
    Free Movie Screening and Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, November 21st, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Riding the Old Spanish Trail
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    Riding the Old Spanish Trail

    Riding the Old Spanish Trail

    Free movie screening with Q&A

    Thursday, October 17th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Between 1830 and 1848, The Old Spanish Trail witnessed a brief but furious heyday as a trade route linking California and New Mexico. In 2014 and 2015, local riders Richard Waller, Otis Calef, and Jim Clark retraced this historic 1200-mile route on horseback from Los Angeles to Santa Fé, riding in the footsteps of Kit Carson and Antonio Armijo.

  • Navigating Wilderness
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    Navigating Wilderness

    Navigating Wilderness
    Saturdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16

    Learn from local experts how to read the landscape and trails, and become more familiar with the native plants and animals of our area through this immersive class.

    The Santa Barbara and Ojai backcountry offers more than 500,000 acres of designated wilderness and hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and yet often the biggest obstacle to venturing out on the land or going deeper into nature is simply having the skills and confidence to get started.

  • Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains
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    Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Exploring the Sky Islands of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, September 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Sky Islands are found at higher elevations in our local mountains, where relatively cooler and wetter conditions create microclimates that help preserve rich stands of conifers and related habitat, that are surrounded by a sea of either chaparral or pinyon-juniper woodland.

  • Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks
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    Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks

    Hiking the Continental Divide Trail with thru-hiker Terry Sparks

    Thursday, August 15th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place
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    A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place

    A Little Bird Told Me - Listening to nature is a great way to find your place

    Thursday, July 18th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships
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    Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships

    Tracking Nature's Patterns: how living close to the land deepens human relationships

    Thursday, June 20th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist
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    Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist

    Earthy Folklore: The Nature Wisdom in Ancient Tales with Craig Chalquist

    Thursday, May 16th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    We find much wisdom for how to relate to the natural world in what seems at first an unlikely source: old folklore, including myths and folk tales. When read and told with sensitivity to symbol and metaphor, we can learn valuable lessons for moving our relations with nature, place, and Earth from distance and alienation to closeness and appreciation.

  • Helpful and Harmful Plants Every Hiker Needs to Know
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    Helpful and Harmful Plants Every Hiker Needs to Know

    Helpful and Harmful Plants Every Hiker Needs to Know

    Thursday, April 18th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Join local plant expert Sue Reinhart as shares about helpful plants that can be used right on the trail as remedies and how to identify them, as well as some lesser known edible plants along our trails and how to distinguish them for any poisonous look-a-likes. Sue will also touch on the some of the historic uses of these plants.

  • Ultralight Gear & Backpacking with Litehikers Rik & Paul
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    Ultralight Gear & Backpacking with Litehikers Rik & Paul

    Ultralight Gear & Backpacking with Litehikers Rik & Paul
    Free Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, March 21st, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Learn about the benefits of ultralight gear and how to lighten your load. Lighter gear lets you cover miles more easily, whether it’s to take longer treks or experience less wear and tear physically or both.

  • Backpacking Made Easy
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    Backpacking Made Easy

    Backpacking Made Easy
    Saturdays, March 23 – April 6

    Through this class, you will learn the basic skills and awareness to set out on our local trails and craft your own backpacking trips. Many of these skills can also be used for day hiking as well.

    This class is unique in that all classes take place out on our local trails and not in a classroom, as the best place to learn wilderness skills is outside in nature.

  • Hiking & Backpacking on the Channel Islands
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    Hiking & Backpacking on the Channel Islands

    Hiking & Backpacking on the Channel Islands

    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, February 21st, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    During the last ice age, the four islands off our coast, Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel, were all part of a single, larger island called Santarosae. This talk will highlight the hiking and backpacking opportunities on these four islands today, as well as describe an imagined traverse of the now submerged super island of Santarosae.

  • The Search for Rare & Invasive Plants in the Zaca & Jesusita Fires with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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    The Search for Rare & Invasive Plants in the Zaca & Jesusita Fires with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    Backcountry Adventuring: The Search for Rare & Invasive Plants in the Zaca & Jesusita Fires with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    Free Presentation
    Thursday, January 17th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Front Country Trails Update with Montecito Trails Foundation
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    Front Country Trails Update with Montecito Trails Foundation

    Front Country Trails Update with Montecito Trails Foundation

    Free Presentation
    Thursday, December 20th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • When The Animals Were People with Chumash elder and storyteller Julie Tumamait
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    When The Animals Were People with Chumash elder and storyteller Julie Tumamait

    When The Animals Were People
    with Chumash elder and storyteller Julie Tumamait

    Free Presentation
    Thursday, November 15th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Join Chumash elder and storyteller Julie Tumamait and she shares stories and songs from her Chumash heritage, as well as stories from her life.

  • Historic Mines & Trails of the Santa Barbara Backcountry
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    Historic Mines & Trails of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

    Historic Mines & Trails of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, October 18th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    While not necessarily rich in gold and silver, our local mountains have other minerals and resources that were valuable enough for prospectors to search for them and miners to build trails to access them in the remote wilderness behind Santa Barbara.

  • Navigating Wilderness
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    Navigating Wilderness

    Navigating Wilderness

    Saturdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 17

    Learn from local experts how to read the landscape and trails, and become more familiar with the native plants and animals of our area through this immersive class.

    The Santa Barbara and Ojai backcountry offers more than 500,000 acres of designated wilderness and hundreds of miles of trails to explore, and yet often the biggest obstacle to venturing out on the land or going deeper into nature is simply having the skills and confidence to get started.

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