This spring the Alameda County Conservation Partnership, together with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program, is sponsoring the Alameda Striped Racer Workshop with presenter Karen Swaim. The workshop, slated for May 13, 2014 at the Martinelli Center in Livermore, CA, will provide a comprehensive review of the species’ natural history and habitat management with both classroom lecture and a field training session in racer habitat. Among the topics covered are species identification, natural history, habitats and ecology, predators and prey, distribution, threats, strategies for conservation and recovery, and trapping and field study and marking techniques, including an afternoon training practicum in the field to observe trapping and handling techniques.
Space is limited, so act now! This year’s registration deadline is April 30th.