May 25th – wildlife slideshow presentation by CSERC’s director, come join us!

Bring The Family! Invite Your Friends!    Come See 200 Impressive Slides Of Wildlife Of Our Region!             From tule elk to tarantulas; from burrowing owls to badgers – over the past decade photographers of the region have submitted a stunning diversity of photo entries for a wildlife photo contest sponsored annually by the Central Sierra […]




Your Voice Could Help Protect National Monuments!

National Monuments Need Your VoiceFrom the Tule elk roaming the wildflower laden oak woodlands of Berryessa Snow Mountain, to the fantastic wildflower superblooms in Carrizo Plains, to the hundreds of thousands of archaeological sites at Bear’s Ears, unique wildlife, plants and culturally significant places have been protected as National Monuments. Now, these precious places may […]




Volunteer Clavey

May 20th Volunteer Project at the Clavey River – your help is needed!

  Please join us! On Saturday May 20th, CSERC and volunteers will be helping with an ongoing restoration effort to rehabilitate impacted lands at a popular recreation area by the Clavey River and Trout Creek.   Key info: Specific tasks we will be doing include: re-blocking unauthorized vehicle routes that are affecting the health of river and creek watersheds, […]




Cottonwood Road at Reed Creek 2017

Road closures affecting the Stanislaus Forest – update!

Wet winter forces delays and closures of Stanislaus Forest roadsAfter many years of drought, California got quite the winter this year. From the spectacular wildflower blooms to the rivers overflowing with snowmelt, there have been many positive outcomes from this wonderfully wet winter. Unfortunately, not every outcome has been positive; the network of roads that provides access for thousands […]




News Deeply article: 100 Million Dead Trees: A Danger That Persists Long After the Drought –

Source: News Deeply | Author: Matt Weiser An aggressive prescribed burning program is needed to manage the massive number of trees killed during the California drought. U.C. Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens says there’s limited time to tackle the problem. THE DROUGHT IN California may be officially over, but that doesn’t mean all the problems are fixed. One […]