Catalina Island Conservancy Level 1 Naturalist Training
Free for REI Members
Free for non-members
- Group size 30 people
- Instructor Catalina Island Conservancy
The Level 1 Naturalist Training tells the story of Catalina Island through four eras of land management. Beginning with the geologic creation and native species colonization of the Island, into the era of the indigenous first people of Catalina, through the era of exploitation after Europeans arrived, and concluding with era of balance after the Catalina Island Conservancy was formed. Students will gain an appreciation of how special and important all islands are. The Catalina Island Conservancy is one of California's oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land and more than 60 miles of rugged shoreline. The Catalina Island Conservancy Naturalist Training program looks to create trained guides, volunteers, and stewards of the earth. Join Conservancy staff on the Island, the last Wednesday of any month, for Level 2 Naturalist Training; a day-long field excursion that expands on Level 1.