Wildlife and Weed Management in the East Bay: A Habitat Stewardship Training

Come explore East Bay wildlife and ways to steward habitat by controlling invasive plants. Join us, live and in-person! (Masks and social distancing standards will be in place.)

Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 9:00 am — 3:00 pm
Free training, Lunch provided

The Bridge Yard
210 Burma Road, Oakland, CA


Featuring presentations by:

Headshots of a man with gray beard in a white western hat in profile and a gray haired man in purple shirt facing forward

James “Doc” Hale (left) and Stuart Weiss (right) will share knowledge about habitat stewardship at the Dec 3 training

James “Doc” Hale, renowned East Bay wildlife biologist, will provide an overview of the ecological history of the East Bay. From ethnobotany to pallid bats, Doc Hale brings a wealth of local knowledge.

Stuart Weiss, founder of the Creekside Center for Earth Observation, will discuss stressors to wildlife habitat, including invasive plants. Dr. Weiss’s research and advocacy led to the formation of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency.

Case studies:

  • Enhancing wintering monarch butterfly habitat in the East Bay
  • Riparian restoration at Arroyo Mocho with the STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) Program
  • A woman in work clothes and a hat demonstrates the use of a flame torch to kill weed seedlings on damp ground

    Pamela Beitz demonstrates the use of a flame torch to kill weed seedlings on damp ground at a training in February 2020. Photo: Claire F. Meyler

    Weeding invasives in the Berkeley Hills to make space for indigenous species

Stewardship Tool Demonstration Tables, such as brush cutters, weed wrenches, tarping and mulching, flaming, competitive planting, and more.

Learn about opportunities for getting involved in stewarding wildlife habitat.

Sponsored by the Alameda County Fish & Game Commission. Priority given to attendees who live or work in Alameda County. Attendance capped at 100. Presented in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District.