This fall, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and The Wildlife Project will be sponsoring the Amphibians of the S.F. Bay Survey Techniques Workshop, November 21-22, 2014 at the Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa, CA. Workshop instructors Dave Cook and Jeff Alvarez will cover the life history, ecology, conservation, identification features, range and distribution, habitat requirements, and behavior of frogs, toads, and salamanders of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Saturday field trip at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve on Sonoma Mountain will provide hands-on experience in survey techniques for the sixteen target species.
Dave and Jeff, whom I’ve known for years, are experienced herpetologists who have logged inestimable hours in the field between them studying these and other threatened and endangered species. Their knowledge is priceless, but the workshop worth every penny.