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  • 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 and trails of the Santa Barbara backcountry quicksilver sunbird chromite white rock barite white elephant mine moraga limestone lithographic los padres national forest
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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.

  • Animal Tracking Secrets with Jim Lowery
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    Animal Tracking Secrets with Jim Lowery

    Animal Tracking Secrets with Jim Lowery

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

    Tracking opens a rich dimension into the lives of the animals around us. The tracks we find on the trails and in the wilderness can reveal what the animal is, its gender and size, where it’s going and what it’s doing, and even its mood.

  • Exploring the Gaviota Coast
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    Exploring the Gaviota Coast

    Exploring the Gaviota Coast

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

    Join former California State Parks ranger and Gaviota Coast Conservancy charter member Mike Lunsford as shares some of his favorite hikes along the coast, ranging from Gaviota State Park to Goleta, as well as how to find the different coastal access spot along Highway 101.

  • Hiking the Camino Santiago de Compostella (Camino del Norte & Primitivo)
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    Hiking the Camino Santiago de Compostella (Camino del Norte & Primitivo)

    Hiking the Camino Santiago de Compostella (Camino del Norte & Primitivo)

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

    Join local hiker and stone carver Maile Ellington as she shares the tale of her 50th-year celebration in the form of a 600-mile solo walk across Spain. The gear that made the journey, the impact the journey made, and all the characters along the way. Maile will be joined by special guest Lucia Davis who walked the Camino Frances last fall.

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    Southern Steelhead: Recovering a California Landscape with Mark Capelli

    Southern Steelhead: Recovering a California Landscape with Mark Capelli

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

    Learn about the steps being taken to support the recovery of Southern California’s steelhead population. Federally listed as an endangered species in 1997, the Southern California steelhead faces challenges ranging from loss of habitat, pollution, and insufficient stream and river flow.

  • Trail Talk: Hiking the John Muir Trail and other Sierra Wanderings with Curt Cragg
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    Trail Talk: Hiking the John Muir Trail and other Sierra Wanderings with Curt Cragg

    Trail Talk: Hiking the John Muir Trail and other Sierra Wanderings with Curt Cragg

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

  • Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre
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    Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre

    Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre
    Thursday, April 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Our backcountry as well as our gardens are full of insects! What are they and what are they all doing there? Some are pollinators such as honey and native bees. Others are predators, eating the insects, mites, and other small critters that can plague plants.

  • Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre
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    Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre

    Trail Talk: Insects - The Good, The Bad, & The Bugly with Frederique Lavoipierre
    Thursday, April 19th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

    Our backcountry as well as our gardens are full of insects! What are they and what are they all doing there? Some are pollinators such as honey and native bees. Others are predators, eating the insects, mites, and other small critters that can plague plants.

  • Birding in Santa Barbara: Connecting Us to the Wilderness
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    Birding in Santa Barbara: Connecting Us to the Wilderness

    Birding in Santa Barbara: Connecting Us to the Wilderness

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

    Join naturalist Rebecca Coulter to explore birding in our region as one of the best ways to connect with nature, whether on a backcountry trail or wandering around a city park. By opening our eyes and ears to the birds around us, we deepen our experience in nature—and the joy of discovering how birds can link us to the wilderness, no matter where we are in the world.  

  • Backpacking Made Easy
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    Backpacking Made Easy

    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.

    Backpacking Made Easy
    Saturdays, March 24 – April 7

    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.

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

    Into the Mountains! Trails and Tales of the Santa Barbara Backcountry
    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

    Wednesday, February 28th, 7:30PM – doors open at 7PM

    Farrand Hall – Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Trail Talk: Natural Hazards of Santa Barbara with Ed Keller
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    Trail Talk: Natural Hazards of Santa Barbara with Ed Keller

    Trail Talk: Natural Hazards of Santa Barbara with Ed Keller

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

    Mudslides, debris flows, and earthquakes are just of some of the natural hazards that are part of Santa Barbara's geologic history. Join UCSB geology professor Ed Keller as he describes the origins and processes at work behind these natural hazards and the marks and evidence they've left on our local landscape over thousands of years.

  • Community Connection and Grief Ritual
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    Community Connection and Grief Ritual

    In response to the times we are in, please join Alexis Slutzky and others for a community gathering, Tending Our Grief – an evening of coming together in song, sharing and simple ritual. This event is co-sponsored by the Mankind Project.

    Yoga Soup - 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, California 93101

  • Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford
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    Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford

    Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford

    Thursday, February 8th, 6:30PM
    Faulkner Gallery – Santa Barbara Public Library
    40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

  • Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford
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    Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford

    Flood & Fire: Thomas Fire Trail Damage Assessment with Ray Ford

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

  • Navigating Wilderness Edible and Medicinal Plants Animal Tracks Tracking Santa Barbara Backcountry Route Finding
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    Navigating Wilderness Class

    Navigating Wilderness
    Saturdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 18

    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.

  • Backpacking and Hiking in the San Rafael Wilderness
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    Backpacking and Hiking in the San Rafael Wilderness

    Backpacking and Hiking in the San Rafael Wilderness
    Free slideshow presentation with Q&A

    Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
    Santa Ynez Valley Grange
    2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA

  • Trails of Santa Barbara’s Early Backcountry Rangers
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    Trails of Santa Barbara’s Early Backcountry Rangers

    Trails of Santa Barbara’s Early Backcountry Rangers
    Free Slideshow Presentation with Q&A

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

    In 1898, the first Forest Reserves were created in our local backcountry and the first rangers began patrolling the trails and mountains behind Santa Barbara. These reserves were later combined to form Los Padres National Forest.

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