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    The History of Rincon Point: From the Chumash through the Surfers

    The History of Rincon Point: From the Chumash through the Surfers

    Free IN PERSON Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

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

  • Our Public Lands: A 13,000-mile Journey Through California’s Forgotten Landscapes
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    Our Public Lands: A 13,000-mile Journey Through California’s Forgotten Landscapes

    Our Public Lands: A 13,000-mile Journey Through California’s Forgotten Landscapes

    Free IN PERSON Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

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

  • Trails and tales santa barbara backcountry los padres national forest dick smith san rafael wilderness chumash dinsmore ord
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    Into the Mountains! Trails and Tales of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

    After more than 2 years the Trail Talks series is returning to in person talks in the Faulkner Gallery!

    Into the Mountains! Trails and Tales of the Santa Barbara Backcountry

    Free IN PERSON Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

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

  • Staying Safe on the Trails with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue
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    Staying Safe on the Trails with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue

    Staying Safe on the Trails with Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, August 18th, 5:30pm

    Join Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team members Nelson Trichler and Susie Thielman, as they share about what Search and Rescue does, the history of the organization, the types of calls they go out on, and the training they go through. They will also cover some of things you can do as a hiker to avoid needing their services, what to do if you’re lost, and when to report an overdue hiker.

  • Tahoe Rim Trail Overview & Sustainable Trail Use
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    Tahoe Rim Trail Overview & Sustainable Trail Use

    Tahoe Rim Trail Overview & Sustainable Trail Use

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, July 21st, 5:30pm

  • Building a Comprehensive Trails Plan for Santa Barbara County: Where? What? How and Who? with Ray Ford
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    Building a Comprehensive Trails Plan for Santa Barbara County: Where? What? How and Who? with Ray Ford

    Building a Comprehensive Trails Plan for Santa Barbara County: Where? What? How and Who? with Ray Ford

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, June 16th, 5:30pm

    In the next few years Santa Barbara County will be completing a trails master plan that could call for new trail access. Currently, the County is inventorying current trail access and analyzing new potential routes. This talk will provide an in-depth look at what we have, where new trails might be added and how this might occur.

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

    Hiking & Backpacking on the Channel Islands

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, June 9th, 5:30pm

    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.

  • tending the wild Julie Cordero-Lamb Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation Syuxtun Plant Mentorship Collective traditional regenerative horticultural
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    Tending the Homescape: Traditional Ecological Worldviews in Syuxtun (Santa Barbara)

    Tending the Homescape: Traditional Ecological Worldviews in Syuxtun (Santa Barbara)

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, May 19th, 5:30pm

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    Wildflowers of Figueroa Mountain and the Central Coast with Helen Tarbet

    Wildflowers of Figueroa Mountain and the Central Coast with Helen Tarbet, Los Padres National Forest

    Free online presentation
    Thursday, April 21st, 5:30pm

    Join Field Ranger Helen Tarbet as she shares about the wildflowers of Figueroa Mountain and the Central Coast, and the role the weather plays in what’s in bloom.

  • Wilderness Hiking and Plants
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    Wilderness Hiking and Plants

    Wilderness Hiking and Plants

    The Santa Barbara Region is home to a rich variety of both trails and habitats. Through this series of immersive classes you will learn the basic skills and awareness to explore our backcountry trails; learn about the native plants found on our trails; and deepen your connection to the natural world.

    Each class takes place on one of our local trails and is a mix of hands on instruction, immersive exercises, and sharing circles that allow for learning on many levels.

    Reading the Landscape – April 30, 9AM-1PM

  • Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara and Ojai Mountains
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    Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara and Ojai Mountains

    Waterfalls of the Santa Barbara and Ojai Mountains

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, March 17th, 5:30pm

    Our local mountains are surprisingly rich in the number of waterfalls and cascades they hold. When enlivened by the rain, these scenic destinations become all the more compelling.

    This talk will highlight close to two dozen different waterfalls and cascades in the mountains behind Santa Barbara and Ojai; and will feature a mix of relatively easy to reach places, as well as more remote locations in the San Rafael and Dick Smith Wilderness areas.

  • Backpacking Made Easy
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    Backpacking Made Easy

    Backpacking Made Easy
    Saturdays, March 19 – April 2

    Santa Barbara and Ojai are home to a variety of incredible backpacking destinations, and yet, often the biggest obstacle is simply having the knowledge and skills to get started.

    Through this immersive workshop, you will learn the basic skills needed to comfortably explore and enjoy our local trails.

    Hot springs, waterfalls, epic views, and unspoiled wilderness are just some of the rewards for those who are willing to make the journey.

  • No NIRA Now What? with Bryan Conant from the Los Padres Forest Association
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    No NIRA Now What? with Bryan Conant from the Los Padres Forest Association

    No NIRA Now What? with Bryan Conant from the Los Padres Forest Association

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, February 17th, 5:30pm

    Oh no! NIRA is closed and I can't hike my favorite Manzana Trails...What can I do? Join Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) Executive Director Bryan Conant as he discusses the Sunset Valley Road closure, trail updates, and some alternate backpacking trips that will help you get over the NIRA closure blues.

  • Medicinal Herbs of California with Lanny Kaufer plants herb walk santa barbara ojai ventura
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    Medicinal Herbs of California with Lanny Kaufer

    Medicinal Herbs of California with Lanny Kaufer

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, January 20th, 5:30pm

    Join author Lanny Kaufer as he discusses some of the local plants included in his just-published book, Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing Plants (Falcon Guides, 2021). He also will share some of the process of putting the book together and his connections to the Santa Barbara region.

  • Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson
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    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson

    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, December 16th, 5:30pm

    From wide beaches to lush forests to windswept bluffs and dramatic sea stacks, the stunning coast of Oregon is emerging as the next great long-distance hiking experience. Stretching from the Columbia River to the California border this 400-mile trail with its epic scenery now has its own dedicated guidebook.

  • Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson
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    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson

    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail with Bonnie Henderson

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, December 16th, 5:30pm

    From wide beaches to lush forests to windswept bluffs and dramatic sea stacks, the stunning coast of Oregon is emerging as the next great long-distance hiking experience. Stretching from the Columbia River to the California border this 400-mile trail with its epic scenery now has its own dedicated guidebook.

  • The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land with Tima Link Lotah
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    The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land with Tima Link Lotah

    The Beauty of Basketry and Tending the Land
    Timara Lotah Link, Shmuwich Chumash

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, November 18th, 5:30pm

  • hiking nature santa barbara
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    Take Five Hikes

    Take Five Hikes

    Take a break from your daily routine, step away from the ordinary, and get out in nature. Get moving, get hiking, and clear out your head; and step into the richness of our mountains through this series of five hikes.

    Each hike takes place on one our local trails and is a mix of hiking, natural history, and wilderness awareness skills, with sprinklings of mindfulness, nature connection, and community.

  • Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman
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    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, October 14th, 5:30pm
    (This talk was rescheduled from August)

    In 2017, Sara Dykman became the first person to follow - by bicycle - the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multinational, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201-mile adventure, on a beat-up bicycle, was a call to action.

  • big caliente agua caliente little caliente willet sespe hot springs backcountry los padres national forest hiking backpacking trails
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    Hot & Cold Backcountry Springs of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Hot & Cold Backcountry Springs of the Santa Barbara & Ojai Mountains

    Free Online Presentation with Q&A
    Thursday, September 16th, 5:30pm

    With fall approaching and temperatures becoming more pleasant, now is a great time to start thinking about heading out into the backcountry for soaking and nature connection. However, the big challenge in our semi-arid climate is where is there available water in the fall?

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