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A Day in the Life: Gettin’ Muddy at Benton Hot Springs Ranch

What a gorgeous day to put in some good restoration work at the Benton Hot Springs Ranch Conservation Easement! Photo © Abbey Blair We've been hard at work recently out at our Benton Hot Springs Ranch Conservation Easement, pulling cattails to keep the ponds healthy and brimming with life. A couple weeks ago, ESLT Restoration & Education Coordinators / AmeriCorps Members Abbey Blair and Sara Kokkelenberg, plus ESLT Land Conservation Program Director [...]

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00August 25th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

GPS workshop a success!

Last Saturday 14 interested folks came out to our Crowley Hilltop Preserve to learn about working with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). This fun group had signed up for the workshop to become more familiar with their own receivers or learn more before getting one of their own. The group included people who had never touched a GPS before to those who use them regularly for work, and even a couple who is [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00November 23rd, 2009|Blog|

GPS Field Workshop

Saturday, November 14th, 10am to 2pm Spend the day with ESLT Stewardship Coordinator, Aaron Johnson, learning about the basics of Global Positioning System (GPS) use while exploring the stunning terrain of ESLT's Crowley Hilltop Preserve. This excursion will include an introduction to basic GPS use, a cross-country geography walk using map and GPS, and a discussion of how these technologies benefit the monitoring program at ESLT. Please bring your gps unit, extra [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00October 29th, 2009|Blog|

Conservation on the Computer

Sometimes it feels difficult to reconcile my interests in the outdoors and natural history with my more 'techie' interests. Though I most undoubtedly would rather spend my spare time strolling through the hills than squinting into the blue light of the computer, the truth is that I also really enjoy working with the new tools that technology provides.  Some tools are more complex while others are quite user friendly.  In my professional [...]

2017-03-03T11:08:55-08:00February 13th, 2009|Blog, Volunteer|
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